On Saturday, October 31st, the Petersburg Public Library (201 West Washington Street, Petersburg, VA) will host a Local Author's Expo from 9 AM to noon. Come enjoy this "Meet, Greet, and Read" event, which is free and open to the public. Authors will also have books available for purchase and signing.
The Author Expo will featuring a series of authors, including educator Sadiq Ali and his recent release, "Benjamin E. Mays Institute: Educating Young Black Males." Realizing that, for many young black American males, the future seemed bleak at worst and uncertain at best, Ali successfully established an African-American all-male school in Hartford, Connecticut. In "Benjamin E. Mays Institute: Educating Young Black Males," Ali describes the creation and life of the school, its successes and struggles. Perhaps most importantly, Ali uses his knowledge and experience to address ways that others around the nation can use education to improve the future for today’s young black men. A variety of other authors will also be present to "meet, greet, and read" at this expo!