Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures brought Man Booker Prize winning author, Paul Beatty, to Urban Pathways 6-12 for a Q&A session before his talk at the Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland.
I just wanted to take a few moments to thank everyone who helped out to make Paul Beatty and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures feel welcome. Our students really blew them away with their thoughtful and courageous questions on his book, The Sellout. Mr. Beatty told me that a college professor recently lamented that he didn't think he could teach the book to his students because they "couldn't handle it." Urban Pathways students handled it - well, and with great style. The A&L representatives asked me for a list of the students' questions so that they could use some of them at tonight's appearance at the Carnegie.
- Nicole Homich
See our video of the event.