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Disillusioned: An Author Talk

Presented by Benjamin Herold

2024-05-04 11:00:00 2024-05-04 12:00:00 America/New_York Disillusioned: An Author Talk Sharon Forks Library - Sharon Forks Meeting Room

Saturday, May 04
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-04 11:00:00 2024-05-04 12:00:00 America/New_York Disillusioned: An Author Talk Sharon Forks Library - Sharon Forks Meeting Room

Sharon Forks Library

Sharon Forks Meeting Room

In his book, Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America's Suburbs, Benjamin Herold explores how hope, history, and racial denial collide in the suburbs and their schools through the stories of five American families. He tackles the questions of how we can repair America's divided communities and how we can build a future for all our children. Joining him in conversation will be Alia Pharr, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who covers Gwinnett County government. 

Copies of Disillusioned will be available for purchase, and Mr. Herold will host a book signing after the event.

This program is for adults. No registration is required.

About Benjamin Herold

Benjamin Herold explores America's beautiful and busted public education system. His award-winning beat reporting, feature writing, and investigative exposés have appeared in Education Week, PBS NewsHour, NPR, the Hechinger Report, Huffington Post, and the Public School Notebook. Herold has a master's degree in urban education from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he lives with his family. Learn more about Ben at

About Alia Pharr

Alia Pharr covers Gwinnett County government, and previously covered Gwinnett County schools, for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Before joining The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she worked at daily newspapers in Texas and Connecticut and served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador. Her work has received awards from the Society for Feature Journalists and Best of the West. A native of Prince George's County, Maryland, she holds a bachelor’s degree from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. She speaks and writes fluently in Spanish.

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