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February 22, 2018

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Release Date: 01/24/2013

The Seattle Public Library celebrates Black History Month with authors Judy Bentley and Lorraine McConaghy Feb. 22

"Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master"

Authors Judy Bentley and Lorraine McConaghy will discuss their young adult biography, "Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. The Central Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6 p.m. and reopen at 6:30 p.m. at the Fourth Ave. entrance for this event.


"Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master" tells the true story of a 13-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in Canada via the Underground Railroad.


Bentley teaches at South Seattle Community College and is the author of "Hiking Washington's History," as well as 14 books for young adults.


McConaghy is a historian at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle and is the author of "Warship Under Sail."


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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