Special Pop-Up Book Group Reads "Belonging"
Kaite Stover, Director of Readers Services, leads a special pop-up book group discussion for Nora Krug's Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home. In this graphic memoir, Krug delves into her family’s troubled history and the long shadow cast by the Holocaust. Poignant and visually stunning, the book takes the form of a family scrapbook containing fragments of archival documents, photographs, sketches, and handwritten messages. Through her extraordinary quest, Krug pieces together the hidden truths of her family’s involvement in the war and reflects on what it means to be a German of her generation.
Belonging was chosen as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Guardian, NPR, Kirkus Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Boston Globe. It was the winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award.
Krug is Associate Professor of Illustration at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Our book discussion complements a virtual reading by Nora Krug on May 6 presented by UMKC and the Goethe-Institut. Please RSVP to receive a link to this online event.