Book Discussion: Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper
Join us for a community book discussion of "Unfollow" by Megan Phelps-Roper on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at Thollehaug Commons (the Old Middle School). Copies of the book (the 2020 One Book South Dakota selection) are available at the Sisseton Memorial Library for checkout. The Sisseton Arts Council and the Sisseton Memorial Library are sponsors of the book discussion. The event is FREE and open to the public.
A gripping memoir of escaping extremism and falling in love, "Unfollow" relates Megan's painful departure from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, and how she replaced the dogmas she had absorbed with a new community. The tale of her moral awakening is rich with suspense and thoughtful reflection, exposing the dangers of black-and-white thinking -- and illuminating a possible way out of our age of angry polarization.
This program is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.