The Historical Fiction Book Group features scholar-led book discussions about the fictional elements and historical context of selected books. Register here to join.
This virtual session (held via Google Meet) will focus on "Libertie" by Kaitlyn Greenidge. Westenley Alcenat, assistant professor of history at Fordham University, will lead the discussion. The book is described as “a coming of age story, tracing the travails of a free-born Black girl raised in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn. Libertie Sampson defies her doctor mother’s stifling dreams that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, instead following her fiancé to his home country of Haiti—where Libertie escapes American-style racism, but not the misogyny that leaves her subordinate to all men.”
Registrants who are Princeton Public Library cardholders can access the print book or ebook through the library, pending availability. A downloadable version of the audiobook may also be available to cardholders via Hoopla.
Presented in partnership with the Historical Society of Princeton and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.