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02.25.2019 | Kyle Swenson signs and discusses “Good Kids, Bad City” | Free

February 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes award-winning journalist Kyle Swenson, who will sign and discuss his new book, “Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Good Kids, Bad City” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

After 39 years–at the age of 60–Wiley Bridgeman walked out of Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland, OH, arm-in-arm with his brother Kwame Bridgeman. After a cumulative 106 years serving time for a crime they didn’t commit, the Bridgeman brothers and their best friend, Rickey Jackson, were suddenly free men after their murder conviction was thrown out based on the key witness—after decades—confessing to false testimony. In “Good Kids, Bad City,” Kyle Swenson tells their stunning story, a story of a Midwestern city’s struggle against larger forces of deindustrialization and corruption, and a story of race in America against a flawed justice system.

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