Seattle Reads celebrated its 20th anniversary with the book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – which tells the story of two half-sisters unaware of each other’s existence and whose lives go in dramatically different directions. It follows their descendants through eight generations and illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy.
Ms. Gyasi was in Seattle in May to participate in a variety of Seattle Reads public programs including a donor reception and public reading on May 17.
The Seattle Reads program is designed to promote city-wide conversations around the same book. Originally funded by The Wallace Foundation, this program continues thanks to generous supporters like you.