Participants in the NC Reads April Book Club will meet to discuss Money Rock, followed by a screening of D.G. Martin (of the former PBS series NC Bookwatch) interviewing author Pam Kelley.
NC Reads Book Club for April 2023: Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South by Pam Kelley
“The story of Belton Lamont Platt, nicknamed Money Rock, and of a striving African American family, swept up and transformed by the 1980s cocaine epidemic. This gripping tale, populated with characters both big-hearted and flawed, shows how social forces and public policies – racism, segregation, the War on Drugs, mass incarceration – help shape individual destinies.” (Description provided by NC Reads)
Adults ages 18+ are invited to participate in the April 2023 NC Reads Book Club featuring the non-fiction book Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South by Pam Kelley. Book club participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book and engage in an in-person book discussion at County Library on Thursday, April 27 at 5:00PM. Due to a limited supply of books, registration for the book club is required.
North Carolina Humanities’ North Carolina Reads is a statewide book club exploring issues of racial, social, and gender equity and the history and culture of North Carolina. North Carolina Humanities is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, opinions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of NC Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.