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January 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The postman on his bicycle, she envied him, envied his wheels kissing the cobbles, that he knew one language only, one country only, envied his undivided past, undivided from his future.

I Am Forbidden (2012) by Anouk Markovits is a novel following four generations of the Hasidic Stern family from the 1940s to modern day on their journey from Romania to eventually the United States.  The story primarily focuses their daughter Atara and their adopted daughter Mila.  While Mila grows daily stronger in her faith, Atara begins to question her religion as she discovers and learns more of the world around her.  Despite one daughter attempting to live true to her fundamentalist faith and the other grappling with growing doubts, the decisions both sisters make place them in peril of banishment from their community and family.

Registration is required and will open soon. Five free copies of the book will be able on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note if you claim a free book and do not attend the discussion session, you will not be allowed to claim a free book in the future. Books will only be mailed to Delaware addresses.

Program Description

From now until September 2022, Delaware Humanities will be hosting events as part of the national A More Perfect Union initiative.  The goals of A More Perfect Union are to offer resources, promote civil discourse, and increase our understanding of our government systems and history to better participate in civic life. Be sure to return to this website, sign up for our email list, and/or follow us social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to learn more about upcoming events.  Delaware Humanities will kick off our programming with our winter book discussions, beginning on December 8. Does A More Perfect Union sound like an initiative in which your organization would like to get involved?  We are always looking for partners and would love to hear from you!