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Posted on: April 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Mitchell Public Library Zoom Book Club to Discuss Know My Name by Chanel Miller


The Mitchell Public Library Zoom Book Club will discuss Know My Name by Chanel Miller on May 13th at 4 PM. Anyone interested in joining the book club can register at


Below is the publisher’s note for the novel:

“She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. 


Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways--there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.”


For more information, please contact Zack North at the Mitchell Public library: 605-995-8480.

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