97 pages 3 hours read

Mira Jacob

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Nonfiction | Graphic Memoir | Adult | Published in 2019

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

  • Genre: Nonfiction; graphic memoir
  • Originally Published: 2019
  • Reading Level/Interest: College/Adult
  • Structure/Length: Approx. 368 pages; approx. 2 hours, 46 minutes on audio
  • Central Concern: Jacob illuminates complicated questions about race, family, identity, love, and sexuality based on conversations with her son, family members, and others.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: Racism and racial conflict; identity

Mira Jacob, Author

  • Bio: Novelist and illustrator with writing and drawings in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Vogue, and other publications; visiting professor at The New School; founding faculty member of MFA Program at Randolph College
  • Other Works: The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing (2014)
  • Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Autobiography (2019); Reading Women Award Nominee, Nonfiction (2019); PEN Open Book Award Nominee (2020)

CENTRAL THEMES connected and noted throughout this Teaching Unit:

  • Racism in America and Its Effects on People of Color
  • Hope for the Future of America
  • The Effects of the Past on the Present

STUDY OBJECTIVES: In accomplishing the components of this Unit, students will: