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AN OFFICIAL 2021 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT: The School I Deserve with Jo Napolitano and Libraries for Liberation


Join us and award-winning journalist Jo Napolitano as she discusses her debut book, The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America. In conversation with the team from Libraries for Liberation, Napolitano will share the story of the groundbreaking ACLU lawsuit in 2016 that helped shape the access refugee children have to public education.

Free to RSVP herehttps://www.crowdcast.io/e/official-brooklyn-book


Jo Napolitano is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience at the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Newsday. She has written on many topics, but public education remains her primary focus. She first spotted the trend of public schools turning away immigrant children in 2014, when she was a senior reporter for Newsday. Months of research showed the trend was nationwide and won Napolitano a Spencer Education Fellowship to Columbia University to write this book.

Follow her on Twitter @Jo_Napolitano 


Libraries for Liberation distributes books that raise awareness of systemic racism and center the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) to neighborhoods across the United States. They purchase books from BIPOC-owned bookstores, and distribute them to Little Free Libraries through a network of volunteers. They hope the books that we distribute will facilitate community conversations that lead to connection, healing, and liberatory action.

You can donate to their cause, right here!

Event date: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America By Jo Napolitano Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807024980
Published: Beacon Press - April 20th, 2021