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One Book, One Boulder Features Best-Selling Authors Tiffany Jewel and Ijeoma Oluo

As part of the One Book, One Boulder 2020 events series, Boulder Public Library is pleased to announce two virtual workshops for teens and tweens with Tiffany Jewel, author of  “This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work.”

Jewell is a Black biracial writer, first generation American, and anti-bias antiracist educator with over eighteen years of experience working with youth and their families.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m., Jewel will present “The History we Carry with Us,” a brief history of racism and anti-racism in the United States for teens in grades 6-12. On Saturday, Oct. 3, Jewel will offer a workshop for tweens based on her book, including some of her favorite passages and activities, as well as reflections on the writing process. Registration is required for both events at

One Book, One Boulder aims to bring Boulder together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. This year’s selection is “So You Want to Talk About Race,” by Ijeoma Oluo. The library is offering a variety of programs from late July to early November to support community members in learning, reflecting, and acting on the topic of racial equity. Events include book discussion groups, workshops, performances, and themed storytimes. The series finale is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Nov. 5 with a live, virtual author talk with Ijeoma Oluo from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oluo will discuss her book and engage in a community Q&A. Learn more about One Book, One Boulder events and activities at All One Book, One Boulder events are generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation (

The City of Boulder is committed to advancing racial equity by ensuring that its policies, programs, and practices are free from institutional and systemic racism. Through shared learning with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), the city organization has developed an understanding of the role institutional racism has played in perpetuating current racial inequities and has developed a vision and outline for a plan to advance racial equity. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Aspen Walker, Community Engagement & Enrichment Manager, 303-493-1529

Published Sept. 14, 2020