August's EACH ONE, TEACH ONE book swap is back, with a renewed goal of sharing uplifting and discussion driving literature in our August family community.
This initiative is simple; you pick up the featured book at August, and you drop off a book to share with others. We hope that you will have a conversation with us about how the book you’re dropping off impacted you and what you gained from it so that we can share those thoughts with the next knowledge seeker.
The theme we are promoting will be centered around activism, civic history, civil rights, increasing ones cultural intellect as it relates to Black culture, history and sociology. Please keep these themes mind when you are swapping out books.
Our initial book feature will be James Baldwin's iconic essay series The Fire Next Time. The Fire Next Time is a 1963 non-fiction book that contains two essays: "My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation" and "Down at the Cross — Letter from a Region of My Mind". The first essay, written in the form of a letter to Baldwin's 14-year-old nephew, discusses the central role of race in American history. The second essay, which takes up the majority of the book, deals with the relations between race and religion, focusing in particular on Baldwin's experiences with the Christian church as a youth, as well as the Islamic ideas of others in Harlem.
The bonus is, those who participate in E1T1 and planned on shopping with us that day will receive an offer of 15% off your purchase!
Only the daily pursuit of knowledge through literature and study will bring us all together as a more altruistic and empathetic community, so please stop in with a book special to you today.