EventsHall Branch Adult Book Club: American Spy

Hall Branch Adult Book Club: American Spy

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Description

Join a discussion of Lauren Wilkinson's American Spy

The setting is 1986 at the heart of the Cold War. Marie Mitchell is a brilliant intelligence officer with the FBI. She is a young Black woman working in an old boys' club where she is overlooked for every high-profile squad. Then she is given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, a revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Sankara, seduce him and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. Inspired by true events, American Spy explores what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister and a good American.

How to Attend

This event takes place on Zoom. Please register online by 10 a.m. Monday, January 25. You'll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

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Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Book Clubs
Language:
English

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