Book Beat- Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale
March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale by Andrew Kane – Joshua, a young black man, came to Crown Heights with his single mother to escape the crime and despair of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Paul left a life of privilege in Long Island to study Judaism with the Hasidic Lubavitch movement. In two different worlds separated by a few city blocks, their hearts both yearn for Rachel, the daughter of a respected rabbi. Establishing lives in their respective communities, they are increasingly expected to take sides in growing tensions that would explode into the 1991 Crown Heights riots.