, 2023-01-15 09:18:27,
Since its inception in 2003, Silicon Valley Reads has grown from a one-book program for a community to a multi-faceted program focused on a specific theme, with three featured books for adults and four selections for children.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Silicon Valley Reads is hosting more than 150 free events throughout Santa Clara County, both in person and online, around the theme of “Journey to New Beginnings.” Kicking off is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, with an in-person and live-streamed event featuring featured authors Tommy Orange, Amanda Skenandore, and Kai Harris at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts Theater at De Anza College.
The Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College will be open before and after the inaugural event for visitors to view “Spaces of Belonging,” an exhibit presented in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2023.
Orange’s novel “There There” follows 12 characters from Native American communities who travel to the Great Oakland Powwow and are connected to each other in ways they may not already realize. In Skenandore’s “The Second Life of Mirielle West,” the glamorous world of a silent movie star’s wife comes crashing down when she is arrested at the Carville Lepers Home in Louisiana. Harris’ “What the Fireflies Knew” follows 11-year-old Kenyatta Bernice, or KB, and her teenage sister Nia as they are sent to live with her estranged grandfather after the death of her father and the loss of of …
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