Welcome to Latham Library’s Adult Book/Film Discussion Group. Every month, we couple a book with a film featuring a related topic or theme. You can choose to read the book and/or view the film.
Our book for April is The Sellout, a slashing satire and comedic rampage that eviscerates nearly every social taboo and politically correct sacred cow of contemporary American society, while offering a seriously honest reflection on race and identity in America. Written by Paul Beatty, the book earned the 2016 Man Booker Prize – the first for an American author – as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Our companion film is People Like Us: Social Class in America. It pricks yet another taboo – the notion that America is a classless society.
To view the film, visit the library’s website www.thetfordlibrary.org and look for Kanopy Streaming Movies at the bottom of the left column on the homepage.
To request the book and register for the group discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org