March 6, 2019 7:30 pm
Book Launch: Mitchell S. Jackson presents Survival Math
In conversation with Esperanza Spalding
Part of BPL Presents
Free with RSVP
Mitchell S. Jackson’s award-winning first book, The Residue Years, was celebrated as “a powerful debut that takes a raw, hard look at poverty” (Roxane Gay, New York Times Book Review), and the marker of “a fresh new voice in fiction” (O, The Oprah Magazine). With his new book, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family, Jackson turns his distinctive and compelling voice to nonfiction, telling the story of his own family and his tumultuous youth in Portland, Oregon. Part self-reflection and part social critique, Survival Math illuminates the systemic forces of race and class that have shaped the lives of countless disenfranchised Americans, in a a candid, lyrical, and thrillingly alive portrait of a family and a community. Jackson presents his book in conversation with acclaimed jazz vocalist, bassist and composer Esperanza Spalding, followed by a book signing.
Free and open to the public.