Join with for an author chat and community discussion with Helena Andrews-Dyer & Naima J. Keith for The Mamas: What I Learned…!
Thursday, May 25 · 7pm
The Salt Eaters Bookshop 302 East Queen Street Inglewood, CA 90301
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Join us for a frank, hilarious and authentic conversation with author and award-winning culture reporter for The Washington Post (and mama!) Helena Andrews-Dyer and Vice President of Education and Public Programs at LACMA (and mama!) Naima J. Keith as they discuss Andrew-Dryer’s latest, The Mamas: What I Learned About Kids, Class and Race From Moms Not Like Me, Thursday, May 25th. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event begins at 7:00pm.
Copies of The Mamas: What I Learned About Kids, Class and Race From Moms Not Like Me are available with us online and in-store.
About The Mamas:
In The Mamas, Andrews-Dyer chronicles the particular challenges she faces in a group where systemic racism can be solved with an Excel spreadsheet and where she, a Black, professional, Ivy League-educated mom, is overcompensating with every move. Andrews-Dyer grapples with her own inner tensions, like “Why do I never leave the house with the baby and without my wedding ring?” and “Why did every name we considered for our kids have to pass the résumé test?” Throw in a global pandemic and a nationwide movement for social justice, and Andrews-Dyer ultimately tries to find out if moms from different backgrounds can truly understand one another.
With sharp wit and refreshing honesty, The Mamas explores the contradictions and community of motherhood–white and Black and everything–against the backdrop of the rapidly changing world.