Book Brunch Event with Author Cassandra Jackson

Join Princeton Public Library on Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a special Book Brunch Event with author Cassandra Jackson. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and coffee and pastries will be served.

Jackson’s recently released memoir The Wreck: A Daughter’s Memoir of Becoming a Mother is an introspective look at the tendency for history to repeat itself and the challenge of turning inherited grief into a fresh start. Jackson also reveals the chilling parallels between the harrowing inhumanity of Jim Crow medical care and the underlying discrimination that still colors American health care today. During the course of retracing her family history, Jackson is left with a powerful sense of love and optimism that hope can transcend family trauma and be washed away for future generations.

Jackson is a professor of English at The College of New Jersey where she teaches classes about African American literature and visual culture. She is co-author of The Toni Morrison Book Club (2020) and has also published two books on race in U.S. literature and art.

This event is free to attend and will be held in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room. For more information, visit