Kids, teens, and adults are invited to the main library on Thursday, November 10 to meet Celtics legend JoJo White and writer Mark Bodanza, author of Make it Count: The Life and Times of Basketball Great JoJo White. White, whose #10 was retired by the Boston Celtics in 1982, is a 7-time NBA All-Star, 2-time NBA Champion, the MVP of the 1976 NBA Finals, and a 2015 Hall of Fame inductee. Make It Count chronicles White’s career from the neighborhood courts of St. Louis to the NBA, and the influence of his upbringing and personal character on his success. In addition to discussing White’s sports career, the program will also include the social and historical context of the era in which he played: race relations, the war in Vietnam, and political tumult across the USA punctuated White’s years as a Celtic and Kansas Jayhawk. Bodanza observes, “JoJo’s story is a very wholesome one and a good example to teens.”
The program will run from 7 – 8:30 PM in the Sohier Room at the main library. Bodanza and White will sell and sign books following the program. With the purchase of a book, Mr. White will also sign memorabilia brought by attendees. Free and open to all ages; signup not required. Light refreshments will be available. Questions? Please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-921-6062.