Join us for a presentation from author Emily Bowen Cohen about her novel "Two Tribes."

Cohen will reflect on themes common to Indigenous and Jewish American experiences such as the importance of places that feel like home, historical persecution and oppression, and cultural traditions using her own illustrations and comic panels. 

 Audience Q&A and book signing to follow. Books will be available for sale, courtesy of Hooray for Books!

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For more information, contact 703-228-6545

Thursday, November 16, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Campbell Room
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About the book

This debut graphic novel embraces the complexity, meaning, and deep love that comes from being part of two vibrant tribes. Mia is still getting used to living with her mom and stepfather, and to the new role their Jewish identity plays in their home. Feeling out of place at home and at her Jewish day school, Mia finds herself thinking more and more about her Muscogee father, who lives with his new family in Oklahoma. Her mother doesn’t want to talk about him, but Mia can’t help but feel like she’s missing a part of herself without him in her life.

About the author

Emily Bowen Cohen won a WORD artist grant in 2016 to create the mini-comic, An American Indian Guide to the Day of Atonement. She was an Inquiry fellow at American Jewish University and also participated in the Reciprocity retreat through Asylum Arts. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies.

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