Book Talk with Marc Favreau

Saturday, May 12th at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host a book talk with Island author Marc Favreau. Marc will present his newly released book for young adult readers titled, CRASH: A History of the Great Depression. CRASH tells the story of the Great Depression through the lives of people both ordinary and famous, from all walks of life – using photographs, recordings, songs, and anecdotes. Marc’s presentation includes snippets from FDR’s speeches, a clip from a Woody Guthrie song, photographs such as Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” and film footage of events such as the Flint Sit-Down strike and the Dust Bowl. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments served. This event is free and open to the public.

Marc Favreau is an executive editor at The New Press, and a year-round resident of Martha’s Vineyard. He is a co-editor (with Ira Berlin and Steven F. Miller) of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation and the editor of A People’s History of World War II: The World’s Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It, both published by The New Press.