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NC Reads Book Discussion: Carolina Built

August 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Reads is North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club for 2023. North Carolina Reads features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of North Carolina.  All five books pose critical questions about how North Carolinians view their role in helping to form a more just and inclusive society.  Learn more about the book selections here.

Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander

A story based on Josephine N. Leary, a real-life American entrepreneur who was emancipated in 1865. Leary is determined to build a life of her own and a future for her family. When she moves to Edenton, North Carolina, from the plantation where she was born, she is free, newly married, and ready to follow her dreams.

Registration is required to join our discussion of Carolina BuiltTo register and join the conversation on August 1 at 6:00 pm in the Library’s Rogow Room, click here.

Watch NC Humanities’ recorded book event with author Kianna Alexander and Dr. Hilary Green in a conversation moderated by NC Humanities Board Trustee Liliana Wendorff.


August 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Rogow Community Room, Transylvania County Library
212 South Gaston Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States

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212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712