Reclaiming our Future: The Kedzie Center's Annual Event, with Ruth Behar

Reclaiming our Future: The Kedzie Center’s 2021 Annual Summer Event (held virtually this year)

The Kedzie Center’s mission is to provide culturally sensitive, quality mental health care to everyone in the North River community regardless of their ability to pay. As we emerge from the pandemic and start turning towards the future, our mission is more urgent than ever. We must continue helping our community, especially our children and youth, to heal from grief and trauma. Your support is essential to help our community heal, thrive, and reclaim hope!

Please join us at our Virtual Annual Event to learn about Kedzie’s work and our amazing community partners. You will have the opportunity to bid on our online auction and connect with staff, board members, and other friends of Kedzie. We are also excited to feature award-winning author Ruth Behar!

Register here: https://www.thekedziecenter.org/reclaimingourfuture

Ruth Behar made her fiction debut with the Pura Belpré Award-winning Lucky Broken Girl, a novel for young readers about how the worst of wounds can teach a child a lesson about the fragile, precious beauty of life. Born in Havana, Cuba, she grew up in New York, and has also lived in Spain and Mexico. Her memoirs, An Island Called Home and Traveling Heavy, explore her return journeys to Cuba and her search for home as an immigrant and a traveler. Her recent young adult novel, Letters from Cuba, is inspired by her Polish Jewish grandmother’s journey to Cuba on the eve of WWII. Also a poet, she is the author of Everything I Kept/Todo lo que guardé. She was the first Latina to win a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, and her honors also include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Distinguished Alumna Award from Wesleyan University, and being named a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation. She is an anthropology professor at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Purchase Ruth’s books here to receive a copy with a unique bookplate signed by the author!
 

Event date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual, via Zoom
Letters from Cuba Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516477
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 25th, 2020

Cartas de Cuba / Letters from Cuba Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780593313510
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage Espanol - April 20th, 2021

Lucky Broken Girl Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399546457
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Puffin Books - April 10th, 2018