Community Read Book Club: January 15, 7pm over Zoom
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake  by Tiya Miles
Dear Readers,
I woke up to a light dusting of snow. Winter is upon us.
I hope you can take a break from the holiday festivities to read our next book and then join us for our next Community Read Zoom book discussion. –Mary Skoy, group co-facilitator
From the publisher: “In a display case in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture sits a rough cotton bag, called Ashley’s Sack, embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love, passed down through generations.
“In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose gave this sack filled with a few precious items to her daughter, Ashley, as a token of love and to try to ensure Ashley’s survival as well. Soon after, the nine-year-old girl was separated from her mother and sold.” Read more —>