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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Virtual Book Club
November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Please join us for the next Dayton Literary Peace Prize Virtual Book Club on *Wednesday, November 16*, at 7:00 EST. Ron Rollins, recently retired editor of Ideas and Voices for the Dayton Daily News, is the host. October’s featured book is *The Nickel Boys* by Colson Whitehead, one of the 2020 Finalists for the DLPP Fiction Award.
Mr. Colson has written seven books of fiction and two books of nonfiction over a 20-year career. He became only the second writer of color and sixth writer ever to win both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize for the same novel, *The Underground Railroad*.
*The Nickel Boys*, based on the notorious institution built in 1900 and originally known as the Florida State Reform School, follows two Black boys who suffer the beatings and abuses that had become the subject of damning reports for decades up until it closed in 2011, then known as the Dozier School for Boys.
For more background, please read the Frank Rich review in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/…/review/nickel-boys-colson-whitehe…
If you are interested in joining the book club, please contact Emily Kretzer at [email protected]