HLAA-Twin Cities Virtual Book Club is meeting on Zoom to discuss the memoir “Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir” by Kambri Crews. Author Kambri Crews will join us for our discussion. Our April book club got pushed out to Tuesday, April 26th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Central Time). We are discussing “Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir” and we are having the author of the memoir, Kambri Crews, join us! She writes of her experience being a Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA). Email Laura Hagemann at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. Even if you don’t get the book read this would be a good one to attend! (Book clubs are FREE and open to everyone [you don’t need to be an HLAA or HLAA-TC member]). And all book clubs offer live (AI/computer-generated) captions.
The synopsis of the book from Amazon is: “In this powerful, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter looks back on her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile her present life—in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison. As a child, Kambri Crews wished that she’d been born deaf so she, too, could fully belong to the tight-knit Deaf community that embraced her parents. Her beautiful mother was a saint who would swiftly correct anyone’s notion that deaf equaled dumb. Her handsome father, on the other hand, was more likely to be found hanging out with the sinners. Strong, gregarious, and hardworking, he managed to turn a wild plot of land into a family homestead complete with running water and electricity. To Kambri, he was Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis all rolled into one…”
You can read more about Kambri Crews on her website (I recommend checking out the Press page to read more articles about her and her Dad (who she writes a lot about in the book): http://kambricrews.com/press/
To receive a link to the Zoom meeting email Laura Hagemann at email@example.com
To find out more information about HLAA-TC and the book club visit https://www.hlaatc.org/book-club/