One Book, One Chicago Community Discussion—The Warmth of Other Suns


The newest One Book, One Chicago selection, Isabel Wilkerson's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American's Great Migration, takes its title from Richard Wrights' Black Boy, in which Wright describes his migration to Chicago and his hope that while he could not create his best life in the South, he could in Chicago.

Join us -- Tuesday, April 9, at the WBEZ West Side Bureau, Wednesday, April 17, at the WBEZ South Side Bureau, or Monday, April 22, at the WBEZ North Side Bureau -- for a facilitated discussion about how the drive to move, to migrate and to create a better life has made Chicago into the most American of American cities. Did those who sought out Chicago during the Great Migration find what they were looking for? Are those migrants’ grandchildren living better lives? Is Chicago the better place sought by so many? And do immigrants to Chicago today have the same hopes for our city and are they finding it here?

This event is presented in partnership with WBEZ and the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago program.

Please RSVP through WBEZ's website:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 6-7 pm, click HERE to RSVP
  • Wednesday, April 17, 6-7 pm, click HERE to RSVP
  • Monday, April 22, 6-7 pm, click HERE to RSVP