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Books and Reading: Programs and Events

So many books, so little time. Let us lead you to your next great read through the resources available in this guide.

Wanda Jackson Book Bash

Join BookSmart Tulsa and Magic City Books for a very special conversation and book signing with music legend, Wanda Jackson!

In Every Night is Saturday Night, Wanda tells her own story of getting discovered by Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Thompson; shy she refused to return to The Grand Ole Opry for more than fifty years; the challenges she and her integrated band, The Party Timers, faced in the early 1960s; finding the love of her life; her recent work with rock luminaries Jack White and Joan Jett; and how her deep faith has sustained her over more than seven decades of rocking, shocking, and thrilling audiences around the globe.

The event will be Sunday, January 21st, 2:00pm at Cain's Ballroom (423 N Main). Tickets are on sale now


Richard Rothstein at University of Tulsa

Richard Rothstein is a senior fellow at the Haas Institute and a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, where he works on policy issues regarding education and race. He currently researches and writes about the history of the government’s role in the creation of residential segregation. His most recent book is entitled The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

In this talk, Rothstein will be exploring the alarming history that finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed residential and racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide.

Rothstein will speak on Thursday, January 25th, 7:00pm at Tyrrell Hall (2930 E 6th St). 

BookSmart Tulsa Events

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An Evening with Georgia Hunter

Don't miss Georgia Hunter, one of the breakout debut authors of the past year

Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.

Hunter will speak Tuesday, January 23rd, 7:00pm, at Magic City Book (221 E Archer).

The World in Peril: David Owen of The New Yorker

Our relationship with the earth is an old preoccupation. We are required to let the fields lie fallow every seven years, protect fruit trees in times of war, and reapportion the land during the Jubilee. Those are the bedrock principle of sustainability and stewardship. But the degradation of the created world now threatens our fundamental well-being. The symptoms are climate change, extinction, rising sea levels, depletion of natural resources, and storms of unusual force. We face the real possibility of environmental collapse.

Congregation B’nai Emunah (1719 S Owasso Ave) will join Magic City Books and Booksmart Tulsa to address these issues in a special appearance by New Yorker writer and author David Owen (Where the Water Goes) on the evening of January 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Owen will travel to Tulsa to speak about The World in Peril in a wide-ranging conversation with Jeff Martin.

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