Kick-Off Event: NEA Big Read of ‘Silver Sparrow’

Kick-Off Event: NEA Big Read of ‘Silver Sparrow’

Tayari Jones and the cover of her book, Silver Sparrow

September 15, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. | Zoom

Join UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, UNCG University Libraries, and the Greensboro Public Library as they kick off a community “Big Read” of the novel “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones.

Speakers include state representative Ashton Clemmons (UNCG alum) and keynote speaker Dr. Sharon L. Contreras, superintendent of Guilford County Schools.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYof–tpj8jGNWVjCJto1oRP9OL8K1ELeGs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The community read will include free panel discussions, speakers and family-oriented activities taking place between September 2020 – May 2021. Click here to see more events and request a copy of the book.

The AADS program at UNCG is one of 84 organizations nationwide to receive a grant from NEA Big Read, an initiative that aims to bring communities together through sharing a good book.

About “Silver Sparrow”

Named a “Most Anticipated Book for 2020” by The Guardian and other news outlets, “Silver Sparrow” is a novel told from the perspectives of two maturing daughters of a man who has two families—one public, one private.