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All Community Reads Book Discussion of “Picking Cotton”

When Oct 14, 2019
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Hoffman Room
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The JKPL is a partner library for the Dubuque All Community Reads activities focused on restorative justice and featuring the book Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton. Join us tonight to discuss this thought provoking book. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library. Description: When Jennifer Thompson was in college, she was brutally raped. She picked Ronald Cotton as her attacker out of a police lineup. Despite his claims of innocence, Cotton was found guilty and spent nearly 11 years in prison before he was exonerated by DNA. How to come to grips with this was overwhelming for Thompson until she reached out to Cotton and they worked through the forgiveness and healing process together.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.