The Headquarters Library Presents a Book Talk With Cynthia Reid Wills

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Join the community at the Headquarters Library on February 15 for an evening with visiting author Cynthia Reid Wills. A Spartanburg native, Wills will discuss her novel, Content of Character: The Diary of a Young Black Girl, which documents her experiences as one of the first African American students to integrate a local junior high school during the 1960s.

Wills recently spoke at Carver Middle School about her book, the movie adaptation, and her experiences as a seventh grader in the 1960s at Jenkins Junior High. She attended Carver High School, which later became Carter Junior High after the high school integrated with Spartanburg High. was at the event and recorded a moving speech by Wills about her experiences in life.

The book talk takes place Friday, February 15 at 6:00 pm in the Headquarters Library’s Barrett Room. Light refreshments will be served and copies of the author’s book will be available for purchase.

A screening of the novel’s film adaptation will be held the following afternoon on Saturday, February 16 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Please visit or call 864-596-3508 for additional information.

Photo: Spartanburg library patrons listening to an author at a past book event.