Hayward Big Read: Lalita Tademy - March 11, 2009 - 1126, a photo by Hayward Public Library on Flickr.
Historical novelist Lalita Tademy will speak at Caddo Magnet HS in the annual Mary Jane Malone Series, says Kris Clements.
Tademy will speak to Caddo Magnet students after lunch and in conferences on Thurs, Oct 4.
At 6:30 pm Tademy will speak to the public in the Caddo Magnet PAC. No charge.
Tademy is a NY Times bestseller author. Her 2001 book, Cane River, was an Oprah Book Club choice.
Having recently read Cane River, I can give it a high recommendation. Tademy combines historic research - she did years of reading before doing her writing - with a canny sense of social dynamics - racism in all the 100 variations - and emotion.