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6083 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
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1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
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5605 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714
4613 North Oketo Avenue, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
5405 Touhy Avenue (at Village Crossing Shopping Center), Skokie, IL 60077
4200 Old River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
5331 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
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995 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
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4300 North Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
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Local events

Mar
30
Walidah Imarisha - "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements" - 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, March 30 at 6pm
Walidah Imarisha discusses her latest book, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales of Octavia’s Brood span genres—sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism—but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renée Thomas.

About the author: Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator and spoken word artist. She is the author of the collection of poetry Scars/Stars, and one of the co-editors of the upcoming anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Imarisha has taught in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. She has also facilitated writing workshops, for students in third grade to twelfth, in community centers, youth detention facilities, and women’s prisons. As a public scholar with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project for 5 years, Imarisha has toured Oregon with programs on Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration and the history of hip hop. She also filmed and codirected Finding Common Ground in New Orleans, a documentary about Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
30
"Stages in Public”: A Talk About Living with Disability by Matthew Gilboy
Women & Children First, Monday, March 30 at 7pm
Matthew Gilboy’s "Stages in Public" series of paintings express the artist's coping process for living with a disability. A key premise of Gilboy’s work is that this process is not a simple narrative arc with an escape trajectory but is instead recursive and cyclical. This talk will focus on the ways in which each stage of grieving, from denial to acceptance, both captures and oversimplifies the experience of living with disability. Matthew Gilboy is a Chicago-area artist who works in paint and ink. He earned a degree in philosophy and religious studies and has researched issues related to disability, identity, the civil rights movements, and how to develop intersectional approaches to the systems that segregate the people who struggle within them. Currently he is engaged in several projects, including a collaboration with Mike Stidham called "Identity Workers," which explores the intersections of their respective positionalities--specifically, ableism and antiblackness.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
Blaine Harden
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 1 at 00am
Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden is a contributor to The Economist, PBS Frontline, and Foreign Policy and has formerly served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in East Asia and Africa as well as a local and national correspondent for The New York Times and as a writer for the Times Magazine. He was also bureau chief in Warsaw, during the collapse of Communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia (1989-1993), and in Nairobi, where he covered sub-Saharan Africa (1985-1989). He is the author of three previous books: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent (Norton, 1990), A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Norton, 1996) and Escape From Camp 14 (Viking, 2012). Africa won a Pen American Center citation for first book of non-fiction. Escape From Camp 14 enjoyed a number of weeks on various New York Times bestseller lists, and was an international bestseller published in 27 languages. He lives in Seattle with his family. His newest book The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot will come out from Viking in April 2015. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
1
BARRY EICHENGREEN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) Program

Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History

Eichengreen, a University of California at Berkeley Economics and Political Science Professor, speaks about his book that asks whether policymakers learned the correct lessons from the Great Depression. And in light of globalization and the integration of markets since the 1930s, how relevant is that era to our understanding of today’s global economy?

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
Barbara Becker, John Bates & John Weinstein - "Book of Eggs"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm
The photographer and editors of Book of Eggs come to discuss their work.

At the Co-op.

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About the book: A visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing eggs, from the pea-sized progeny of the smallest of hummingbirds to the eggs of the largest living bird, the ostrich, which can weigh up to five pounds, The Book of Eggs offers readers a rare, up-close look at these remarkable forms of animal life.

About the creators: John Weinstein has been Head Photographer at the Field Museum for 25 years. His work has appeared on the cover of the journals Science and Nature, and in the National Geographic magazine, as well as in many exhibitions, displays, and websites. He was the principal photographer for The Book of Eggs, as well Gems and Gemstones, both books published by University of Chicago Press.

Barbara Becker has been a consultant since 2002, working with museums, zoos, aquariums, and gardens on signage, displays, visitor evaluation, and writing. Previously employed at the Field Museum, she was particularly delighted to help coordinate and edit The Book of Eggs, bringing some of the stories hidden in museum collections into broader view.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
**OFFSITE** RESCHEDULED** Tuna the Dog @ PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center Community Room
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm
Join The Book Cellar and PAWS Chicago on April 1 as they team up to host the Tuna Melts My Heart book signing tour! All tickets include admission to the event, a donation to PAWS, and a copy of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite.

FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CASTAWAY TO HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKER, TUNA THE CHIWEENIE HAS WON THE ADORATION OF MILLIONS. Now, this charming and unconventional pooch has his own book, filled with more than a hundred all-new photographs and witty commentary to give fans an intimate and hilarious look at the Internet’s most prized pup. Tuna’s cartoonish looks—with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jawline, and a wrinkly neck—are truly one of a kind. And yet his quirky appearance is no match for his unique perspective on life, overcoming his proclivity for staying in bed all day to keep his eye on the (bacon-flavored) prize. Teaming up with his owner, Courtney Dasher, Tuna shares a behind-the-scenes look at his daily exploits, which include sleeping, sunbathing, wearing bow ties, playing with toys, and melting hearts.

About Tuna:

Tuna is a 4 year-old Chiweenie with an exaggerated overbite, recessed jawline and a magnificent wrinkly neck (a.k.a shrivelneck). He was rescued by Courtney Dasher in December of 2010 at a Farmers Market in LA when he was a four-month old puppy. A year into their friendship, Courtney created an Instagram account dedicated to Tuna’s photos. At the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when they featured a picture of him on their personal page, unbeknownst to her. He now has over a million followers on Instagram.

Courtney never anticipated the kind of response that she has received from people’s adoration for Tuna. In fact, when she created his account, she had no agenda to garner a large following, but she did recognize that Instagram could be a catalyst to bring people joy through Tuna’s pictures that showcased his cartoonish looks and his charming personality. That has proven to be true because Courtney receives countless comments and emails daily about the impact that Tuna is making on their lives. Since Tuna is the epitome of the underdog, most people advocate for him and adore him for his endearing qualities. His loyal followers embrace his physical differences, have fallen in love with his charm and connect to his message; that true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within. Furthermore, he is an ambassador for animal rescue, since he too was once rescued, and it has become a part of Courtney’s mission to raise awareness for rescue groups through this platform.

Location: Street: 1997 Clybourn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss Little Book by Selden Edwards.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
1
Blaine Harden
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Blaine Harden

What an incredible story unfolds in The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot. And we are so pleased that celebrated non-fiction author Blaine Harden is headed our way! Subtitled The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Pilot Who Stole His Way to Freedom, the book shares the history leading to North Korea’s isolated place in our world.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot from Anderson's Bookshop. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 8pm
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
TIM GUNN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 2 at 11:30am
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 11:30 am, Luncheon, The Union League Club

The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!

This new book by the host of Project Runway and Under the Gunn features Tim as “teacher.” Divided into sections on common themes—leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy—it uses the author’s own personal experiences to illustrate larger concepts.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Union League Club of Chicago, Thursday, April 2 at 11:30am
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Thursday, April 2 at 3pm
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
KIM ZETTER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 2 at 6pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

Zetter, senior staff reporter at Wired, speaks about her latest book and the U.S. use of—and defense against—digital weapons and asks if our reliance on computer networks is our greatest vulnerability.

Location: Street: Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Dina Elenbogen, "Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Dina Elenbogen visits The Book Cellar to share her new memoir Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, An Israeli Story.

In Drawn From Water, Dina explores her thirty-year friendship with Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel as they struggle in a new country while dealing with her own desire to join them there. Thirty years ago, Operation Moses airlifted thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, where today they, immigrants from other years, and descendants form a community over 100,000 strong. Through the stories of the children Osnat, Elad, and their siblings Dina raises questions about religion, assimilation, and cultural identity. The author's poetic voice examines immigration in all its forms, success and failure, adaptation and resistance. Black Ethiopians suffer discrimination, and are hindered by cultural and language difficulties, yet the children eventually attend college, marry, and have families of their own. Dina's personal journey parallels theirs, but poetry and the arts give her a bridge between her life in America and her desire for Israel.

Dina is an award-winning poet and author of the collection Apples of the Earth. Her essays have appeared in magazines including Tikkun, Chicago Reader, New City, Midstream, Chicago Jewish News and the anthology Word by Word: The Iowa Writer's Workshop 75 Years. Dina received a MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a BA with honors in English and a certificate in Jewish studies from Indiana University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the 2012 excellence in teaching award and gives poetry and prose readings, leads workshops and lectures at numerous venues including universities, libraries, and cultural centers.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Ridley Pearson
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
RIDLEY PEARSON

Time to celebrate a new Kingdom Keepers novel with Book 1 in the Disney Lands series: The Return. When the Keepers should be celebrating their success at saving Disneyland from certain destruction, they instead are left puzzling over one final dilemma from their mentor. Middle grade readers take note!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Return from Anderson's Bookshop. THURSDAY, APRIL 2 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
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ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Apr
2
DARING FICTION BY INDIE AUTHORS, featuring Halle Butler, Juliet Escoria, and Sarah Gerard
Women & Children First, Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Join us for a reading, signing, and conversation with Halle Butler, Juliet Escoria, and Sarah Gerard. The evening will be moderated by Jacob Knabb, Senior Editor at Curbside Splendor Publishing

Halle Butler lives in Chicago. Jillian is her first book.

Juliet Escoria is the author of the story collection Black Cloud, a collection of stories, pictures, and videos that was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2014. The ebook was the January selection for Emily Books. She was born in Australia, raised in California, and currently lives in West Virginia. For more, go to julietescoria.com

Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star and the forthcoming chapbook BFF. Her short works have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, Joyland, The Brooklyn Rail, and other journals.

Refreshments will be served.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 2 at 8pm
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
3
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
The Book Cellar, Friday, April 3 at 7pm
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
3
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Book Cellar, Friday, April 3 at 8pm
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
4
Susanna Kearsley
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, April 4 at 2pm
Susanna Kearsley

It’s an exciting launch night for author Susanna Kearsley and her brand new novel, A Desperate Fortune. Two women, separated by centuries, are changed by love. It’s a powerful force. Help this novel get off a to a good Anderson’s start!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase A Desperate Fortune from Anderson's Bookshop. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 2:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
4
Authors Discussion and Signing with Adam Selzer & Michael Glover Smith
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, April 4 at 2pm
Authors, Adam Selzer and Michael Glover Smith will discuss and sign their latest book, Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry. This is the latest and most extensive volume on the almost forgotten history of movie making in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It will be enlightening and entertaining with new stories and photos you may have not seen before. Come with questions about the early days film production in Chicago and those stories your older or deceased relatives told you about seeing Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and the Gish sisters on the sidewalks of Chicago.

Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry tells the fascinating but too little known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of film production in America in the years prior to the rise of Hollywood (1907-1913). As entertaining as it is informative, the book straddles the worlds of academia and popular non-fiction alike in its vivid illustration of the rise and fall of the major Chicago movie studios in the mid-silent era (principally Essanay and Selig Polyscope). Colorful, larger-than-life historical figures like Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Micheaux and Orson Welles are major players in Flickering Empire - in addition to important but forgotten industry giants like 'Colonel' William Selig, George Spoor and Gilbert 'Broncho Billy' Anderson.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Michael Glover Smith is an independent filmmaker who teaches film history at several Chicago-area colleges. Adam Selzer is a tour guide, and the author of several books on Chicago history and folklore.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
4
Blue Balliett BOOK LAUNCH - "Pieces and Players"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, April 4 at 3pm
Award-winning author in Hyde Park celebrates the release of her latest title, Pieces and Players

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: THE PIECES: Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Manet is missing. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be . . . or who might have stolen them. THE PLAYERS: Calder, Petra, and Tommy are no strangers to heists and puzzles. Now they've been matched with two new sleuths -- Zoomy, a very small boy with very thick glasses, and Early, a girl who treasures words . . . and has a word or two to say about the missing treasure. The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it's not just Mrs. Sharpe who's acting suspiciously -- there's a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up.

About the author: Balliett has won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel, Chicago Tribune Prize for Young Adult Fiction, Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Great Lakes Book Award, Friends of American Writers Award, Agatha Award for Best YA Novel, Chicago Tribune’s Chicagoan of the Year for Literature, 2010, and a place in the official White House library as The Danger Box was handed to President Obama in January 2011 as a gift from the American Booksellers Association. She has appeared twice on NBC's Today Show.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
4
David Roediger & Micah Uetricht- "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All" - with In These Times
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, April 4 at 6pm
Co-sponsored by In These Times.

At the Co-op.

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About the book: How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger’s radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

About the author: David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois. Among his books are Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day (with Philip S. Foner), How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon, and The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. He is the editor of Fellow Worker: The Life of Fred Thompson, The North and Slavery and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White as well as a new edition of Covington Hall’s Labor Struggles in the Deep South. His articles have appeared in New Left Review, Against the Current, Radical History Review, History Workshop Journal, The Progressive and Tennis.

About the interlocutor: Micah Uetricht is the web editor of In These Times. He is a contributing editor at Jacobin and the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity. He has written for The Nation, Al Jazeera America, Dissent, and the Chicago Reader.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
6
David Krugler - "1919, The Year of Racial Violence" - with Margaret Storey
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, April 6 at 6pm
At the Co-op

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About the book: 1919, the year of racial violence recounts African Americans' brave stand against a cascade of mob attacks in the United States after World War I. The emerging New Negro identity, which prized unflinching resistance to second-class citizenship, further inspired veterans and their fellow black citizens. In city after city – Washington, DC; Chicago; Charleston; and elsewhere – black men and women took up arms to repel mobs that used lynching, assaults, and other forms of violence to protect white supremacy; yet, authorities blamed blacks for the violence, leading to mass arrests and misleading news coverage. Refusing to yield, African Americans sought accuracy and fairness in the courts of public opinion and the law. This is the first account of this three-front fight – in the streets, in the press, and in the courts – against mob violence during one of the worst years of racial conflict in U.S. history.

About the author: David F. Krugler is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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