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October 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm$10 – $40
Are we who we are through what we’ve accomplished or what we’ve endured?
New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is one of Kepler’s Literary Foundation’s favorite speakers. Known across the country for her probing, no-nonsense insights into parenting today, Lythcott-Haims has served as the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford and raised her family, right here in the Bay Area.
But there’s more to her story. In stirring, poetic detail, Lythcott-Haims reveals the aggressions small and large of growing up Black and biracial in America. From the thousands of small slights to the blunt force insults, from schools in white, rural Wisconsin to the grand lawns of Stanford and Ivy League campuses to the backyards of Palo Alto race has followed her everywhere. In a stunning new memoir, Real American, Lythcott-Haims shares the events that made her the brave and strong-willed voice she is today.