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NBWJI Book Club May Selection: A Little Piece of Light

“A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and Life Unbound” by Donna Hylton is our May selection for the NBWJI Book Club.

In 1986, Donna was sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping and second-degree murder. After 27 years in prison, she is now an activist and author who advocates for the rights and well-being of women and girls who have been impacted by intersectional trauma such as violent and sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, police brutality, and incarceration. “A Little Piece of Light” tells her story.

NBWJI Executive Director Sydney McKinney sat down with Donna Hylton to discuss the book, learn what inspires her work, and how we can translate our new knowledge and experiences into healing-centered justice.

How the NBWJI Book Club Works

NBWJI’s Book Club spotlights books by Black women that highlight the real impact of incarceration on Black women and girls. Join us, read with us, and learn along with us! It’s really simple with no pressure:

  • Read at your own pace. (We choose a new book to focus on about every other month.)

  • Engage with other readers online (on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook). We share guiding questions about once a week for you to think about and help get the conversation started.

  • As we finish the book, join us for a conversation with the author. We’ll discuss the book, learn what inspires her work, and consider together how we translate our new knowledge into healing-centered justice.

We hope you’ll join us.


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