This season on the podcast, we’re focusing on the theme “Alone / Together: What draws us into community and stands us apart.”
Larry I. Palmer, the author of Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race (Paul Dry Books, 2020) seemed an ideal candidate to talk about the topic, and he was. Palmer will be in conversation with RoCo Public Library Director Shari Henry on October 13, 2020, and leading up to the event we got a little time with him.
“Kinship is the opposite of isolation,” says Palmer. His memoir is full of kinship. “But you also get a sense of it in reading a good book.” Hear more:
Palmer, who eventually became a law school professor and higher education administrator, attended Phillips Exeter Academy at 14, boarding at the prestigious school, worlds away from his large St. Louis Family. The coming-of-age memoir highlights the strength of a family, the determination of parents, and, of course, the lessons of youth — all in an era of dramatic upheavals and gradual change, spanning school desegregation and the fight for civil rights.
★ Register for the event
★ Hear an introductory conversation with Larry I. Palmer on the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast
★ Learn more about the book at www.larryipalmer.com