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Virtual Author Talk: Zain E. Asher
Zoom (virtual)

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an exquisitely moving conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she chats about her captivating and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable.
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In Where the Children Take Us, Asher tells the story of her mother’s harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. When grief threatens to engulf her fractured family after a fatal accident, Obiajulu Ejiofor, suddenly a single mother in a foreign land, refuses to accept defeat. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice–and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations–becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor–Asher’s older brother Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)–a medical doctor, and a thriving entrepreneur. Where the Children Take Us is an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity, love, and perseverance embodied in one towering woman.
Sponsored by Monroe Township Public Library.
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