The Personal Librarian by Marie Benendict tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths to which she must go—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. 

A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation. In her twenties, da Costa Greene is hired to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. 

Copies available in the Poulsbo branch beginning January 10, 2023.

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Not required
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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