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SOLD OUT: Julie Lythcott-Haims with Alyson Hobbs

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)


Are we who we are through what we've accomplished or what we've endured?

New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is one of Kepler's Literary Foundation's favorite speakers. Known across the country for her probing, no-nonsense insights into parenting today, Lythcott-Haims has served as the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford and raised her family, right here in the Bay Area.

But there's more to her story. In stirring, poetic detail, Lythcott-Haims reveals the aggressions small and large of growing up Black and biracial in America. From the thousands of small slights to the blunt force insults, from schools in white, rural Wisconsin to the grand lawns of Stanford and Ivy League campuses to the backyards of Palo Alto race has followed her everywhere.

Join Julie as she sits down with author and Stanford professor Allyson Hobbs to discuss her stunning new memoir, Real American.

Allyson Hobbs is an Associate Professor of American History in the Department of History and Director of African and African American Studies at Stanford University. Her first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in October 2014, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.  A Chosen Exile won two prizes from the Organization of American Historians: the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for best first book in American history and the Lawrence Levine Prize for best book in American cultural history.

Earlier Event: September 30
Stephanie Perkins with Nina LaCour
Later Event: October 2
Literary Seminar with Kimberly Ford