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This Year's Adelphi Reads Selection

GARDEN CITY, NY (09/14/2020) Every year, Adelphi University's Community Reads chooses a book that is given to incoming first-year students, with the rest of the community invited to read as well. This year, the University selected "The Yellow House," a 2019 National Book Award winner and New York Times best seller by Sarah Broom.

On Thursday, September 17, Broom will join Adelphi's R. Sentwali Bakari, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, via Zoom for a discussion on her creative process, obstacles she faced beyond writer's block, lessons she's learned from her past, home, family, New Orleans and other themes of the novel. "The Yellow House," her memoir, has been described as a must-read book by more than 15 publications.

The virtual discussion will begin at 5 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required.

Learn more about the event and register at

More about Sarah M. Broom:

Sarah M. Broom is the author of the 2019 National Book Award Winner and instant New York Times bestseller "The Yellow House," a brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. Heralded as "one of the year's best memoirs…an urgent meditation on the American dream" (Entertainment Weekly), "a remarkable journey" (Robin Roberts, Good Morning America), and "an instantly essential text, examining the past, present and possible future of the city of New Orleans, and of America writ large" (cover review of the New York Times Book Review), Sarah's debut has been dubbed a must-read book in over 15 publications including the LA Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, NPR, and TIME.

Sarah's previous work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, and O, The Oprah Magazine among others. A native New Orleanian, she received her Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. She was awarded a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant in 2016 and was a finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction in 2011. She has also been awarded fellowships at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in New York state.