Katherine Williams - "Freedom Soldiers"

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Katherine Williams

 "Williams has crafted a smart YA novel that presents the stories of black people liberating themselves from slavery through grassroots community networks. Readers will enjoy the juxtaposition of the accounts of the settlers and their descendants in the United States and Canada." — Donald Peebles, Brooklyn Public Library

Katherine Williams discusses Freedom Soldiers.  A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: Freedom Soldiers brings alive the turbulent and prophetic experiences of two young people freed from slavery who vow to destroy the hated system. Their story reveals the leadership and courage of self-liberated and enslaved black men and women who secretly worked to bring enslaved people to freedom, abolish slavery forever, and build self-sufficient communities of their own. Because its accurate depiction of little-known history lends depth and insight into current racial and gender issues, the novel will appeal to a wide audience of adult readers as well as young adults. 

About the author: Katherine Fischer Williams is a retired public high school teacher who grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, where she was active in the Civil Rights Movement and went on to a lifetime in the struggle for a world of equality and freedom. She now lives in rural Jamaica, where she writes and participates in organizing training and community work.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637