FYI Book Group

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Dates, times, and locations vary
Contact Name: 
Kaite Stover
Contact Phone: 
816 701 3683

The Kansas City Public Library coordinates this book group in partnership with The Kansas City Star. FYI Book Group discussions will be published in summary form in a later edition of The Star’s FYI section.

Dates, times, and locations of discussions vary. Selected titles are listed approximately one month prior to each group meeting.

RSVPs are required. Email us to reserve a copy of the book.


No One is Coming to Save Us

by Stephanie Powell Watts


Tuesday, September 15, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Zoom online discussion

***Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus, this discussion will now take place virtually using the Library's Zoom meeting service. Anyone can join in the discussion using instructions provided after you RSVP.***

We will start around 6:30 p.m. Stephaine Powell Watts will join in the discussion by video.

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Read more in the Star:
This reimagined ‘Gatsby’ mines the dreams and desperation of a modern Black family


No One is Coming to Save Us

by Stephanie Powell Watts

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
Program: 6:30 p.m.

Stephanie Powell Watts' first novel is a story about the things in our past that haunt us, that continue to call and constrain us from moving ahead. 

Watts, an associate professor English at Lehigh University who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, discussed her book No One Is Coming to Save Us, in a public conversation with Kaite Stover, the Library’s director of readers’ services.  Of her book, Watts says, “Imagine The Great Gatsby set in rural North Carolina, nine decades later, with desperate black people.”  

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Previous Book Selections

  • No One Is Coming to Save Us
    No One is Coming to Save Us
    September 15