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Resource Guide: ‘Black Cake’ by Charmaine Wilkerson

On December 1, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to food and food pathways.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Black Cake’ by Charmaine Wilkerson

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, December 1 with a discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this multi-generational family story.



Resource Guide: ‘Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson

On November 3, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Latinx Shakespeare.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, November 3 with a discussion of ‘Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this retelling of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ set amongst warring taco restaurants.


Collection Connections: ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor

Held on the first Thursday of the month, the Folger’s virtual book club is free and open to all. Here, we revisit the items shared by Dr. Jason McElligott, Director of Marsh’s Library, on October 6, 2022 as an introduction to ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor.