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Baltimore author D. Watkins on his latest memoir, "Black Boy Smile"

D. Watkins explores what it means to be a son and father in his latest memoir, “Black Boy Smile.” Credit: Legacy Lit/Hachette/author's website

D. Watkins is tired of the lies. Lies about being tough, about not feeling pain or loss or rejection.

In his latest book, ‘Black Boy Smile: A Memoirin Moments,’Watkins shows how he learned to face those lies and push through to the truth. He hopes everyone, especially young Black men and boys, find that strength from his stories

On April 12th, D. Watkins will be in conversation with author Shanita Hubbard at Enoch Pratt Free Library. They will be discussing Hubbard’s debut book, “Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women.”

This interview originally aired on August 1, 2023.

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