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    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Brooke Baldwin, "Huddle"

    In Conversation with CNN's Holly Firfer

    When: Wednesday, 4/7/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Where: Online

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    After more than 20 years in a male-dominated industry, often reporting on the world's most powerful men, veteran journalist and CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin spent two days back-to-back covering the 2017 presidential inauguration and the historic Women's March in D.C. The experience changed her perspective and led to the question: what happens when women huddle? Baldwin wanted to learn from women who were forming change movements, or who were supporting each other in the workplace whether it be the courthouse, a Hollywood writer's room, or on the sports field. But most of all, she wanted to learn what happens when women harness each others' power by gathering together—either in person or virtually—to huddle.

    Baldwin's new book, Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power is a blend of journalism and personal narrative examining how women have come together in a wide variety of times and places, to provide each other with support, empowerment, inspiration and the strength to solve problems or enact meaningful change.

    Fascinated by this huddle phenomenon, Baldwin used her journalistic curiosity to explore:
    • The benefits of all-girls learning environments, such as Karlie Kloss's Kode with Klossy and Reese Witherspoon's Filmmaker Lab for Girls in which young women are given the freedom to make mistakes and find their confidence
    • The wisdom from trusted pioneers such as Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King and Madeleine Albright as well as contemporary trailblazers like Stacey Abrams and Ava DuVernay
    • The ways huddles of women can make seismic change, including the huddle of Indigenous women saving the planet, the women who founded Black Lives Matter, the mothers fighting for sensible gun laws, America's favorite female athletes (Megan Rapinoe, Hilary Knight and Sue Bird to name a few) agitating for equal pay, and female teachers rallying to improve working conditions for all educators
    • How women are choosing to become more intentional about the life-saving power of friendship, including the bonds between military wives, new moms and nurses getting through the time of COVID-19
    Along the way, readers learn about Baldwin's personal journey of growing up in the South during a time of relative "huddle drought" and climbing the ladder of the male-dominated television news industry.

    Brooke Baldwin is a Peabody Award finalist and news anchor at CNN. She is also the creator and host of CNN's Digital series American Woman, which focuses on the stories of trailblazing women who have broken barriers in their fields and are now helping other women do the same. Huddle is her first book.

    Zoom links will be sent 24 hours before the event and again, one hour before the event. If you do not receive it, please check your spam folder. If it's not there, please email [email protected].

    Book purchases include signed bookplates. All books include shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take 7–10 business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays.

    The event recording for ticket holders will be available 24 hours after the event for a limited time; please email [email protected] if you would like a copy. On-demand recording of the event may be purchased on the ticketing page after the program.

    Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium


    Wednesday, April 7
    5:00–6:00 PM
    $36 Book + Ticket | Free Ticket Only
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]


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