Join Adelante’s Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of The Gilded Years: A NovelJanuary 11, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Looking for an engaging holiday read? Look no further than AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club pick The Gilded Years, a fictionalized account of the life of the first African American woman to graduate from Vassar College.
From an early age Anita Hemmings longed to attend Vassar College. But she is hiding a secret, and it’s one that may compromise her dream: She is an African American woman living in 19th-century America, years before most U.S. colleges opened their doors to African American students. With her light skin, Anita succeeds in passing as white and matriculating at Vassar, where she finds herself living with Lottie Taylor, the daughter of one of New York’s most prominent families. Pulling a reclusive Anita out of her shell, Lottie inadvertently puts her friend’s greatest secret at risk. Register now to join us as we discuss this moving story of how one woman risked it all for the chance at a better life.
Have a burning question for author Karin Tanabe? Make sure you submit it along with your registration form so that we can cover it in the session or follow up with you directly.
About AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club
Did you know? Women authors are much less likely than men to have their books reviewed in major publications like the New York Times and Harper’s Magazine. That’s why we created the ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club: to spotlight engrossing stories and writing by women from all backgrounds. We also connect our members to some of the authors we feature through web discussions. Stay in the know about upcoming Adelante author discussions or create your own Adelante book club.
Adelante offers you a socially meaningful way to start a dialogue on women, diversity, and change.
It’s been a long time since women had to sit behind screens in the college classroom in order not to “disrupt” their male classmates, but we still haven’t reached full equity in higher education.
Studies show that women of color have made significant progress in obtaining college and advanced degrees, but retention and completion at the doctoral level remain to be addressed.