History and the Colored Car: The Backstory

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The Grand Rapids Public Library presents “Living History and the Colored Car: The Backstory.” Join author Jean Alicia Elster, who will provide the backstory to the creation of “The Colored Car.” Elster will also explore the challenge of keeping historical authenticity within the plot while creating a storyline and characters that will engage twenty-first-century readers. Interspersed throughout the presentation, she will read selections from various chapters of “The Colored Car.” A book signing will follow the presentation.