Boneyard Bookworms – July Book Club




Laurel Hill’s book club meets every other month and is free and open to the public.

The selection for July 2023 is How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. Pick up your copy today!

The book club will meet online over Zoom on July 27.

About the Book:
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Clint Smith begins in his hometown of New Orleans and leads the reader across the United States on a tour of monuments and landmarks–both those that are honest about the past and those that are not–offering an intergenerational story of our nation’s collective history, and ourselves. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view–whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Stowe Prize, and the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism.



  • Free to the public. Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link for this online event.