Mayor's Virtual Book Club

The Cover of "Warmth of Other Suns"

“The Warmth of Other Suns,” by Isabel Wilkerson, relays the true story of three African-Americans who left the American South at different points during the 20th century, heading north and west during the Great Migration. Wilkerson tells the story their journeys, as well as those of others they meet along the way, and what challenges they faced in their new world. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess invites the community to join a virtual discussion of the book on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

Three local panelists, along with Mayor Donchess, will kick off the event, with each offering a perspective on the book and then opening it up to questions from registered participants. Panelists include community activist Harvey Keye; Fran Keenan, Library Director at Nashua Community College; Irving Scales, chairperson of Southern NH Outreach for Black Unity.

A limited number of copies of the “The Warmth of Other Suns” are available at the Nashua Public Library for anyone interested in participating in the event. The book is also available for purchase on Amazon, in-store at Barnes & Noble in Nashua and at

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March 1 is the last day to register. Login information will be sent to those who register.

In addition to “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Isabel Wilkerson has also authored “Caste: The Origins of our Discontents.” She is an American journalist and is the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. To learn more about the author, you can visit

For more on “The Warmth of Other Suns,” visit