When: Thursday April 15th at 7:00pm
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Join us for our virtual Meet the Author event on Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm. Arshay Cooper will be discussing his inspiring memoir A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team.
Growing up on Chicago’s West Side in the 1990s, raised by a single mother in a one-bedroom apartment, Cooper witnessed violence on the streets every day. His life was forever altered when he and a handful of fellow classmates joined a newly formed rowing team at Manley High School. Together, they rewrote their futures and transformed the sport by becoming the first all-black high school crew team in the country.
Moving, mesmerizing, and highly relevant, A Most Beautiful Thing was recently made into a feature-length documentary, narrated by Common and executive produced by Dwyane Wade, Grant Hill, and 9th Wonder.