Virtual Book Club: We’re Better Than This
NOTE: To attend the virtual conversation with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and Jim Dale, please register for the 7 pm Virtual Book Club session.
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss We’re Better Than This by Elijah Cummings.
Cummings (1951–2019), the late Maryland Democratic congressman, recaps his struggle to overcome racism in politics and a contentious relationship with President Trump in this forceful valedictory. He, along with James Dale (The Power of Nice), recount Cummings’s rise from special-ed student to law school grad and 12-term congressman thanks to parents who, despite poverty and workplace discrimination, raised their seven children to have faith in God and fight for civil rights. (His mother’s dying words, Cummings recollects, were “Do not let anyone take our votes away.”) Cummings’s paeans to family, faith, and general idealism make this a moving tale worth reading. (Publishers Weekly)
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