Author Lythcott-Haims returns to Glenbard Parent Series on Feb. 8

  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How to Raise an Adult," will speak at the Glenbard Parent Series on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

    Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How to Raise an Adult," will speak at the Glenbard Parent Series on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

Updated 1/26/2022 5:53 PM

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Real American: A Memoir" with Julie Lythcott-Haims at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for the link to this webinar.

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In her book, "Real American," Lythcott-Haims talks about her journey from self-loathing to self-love as a biracial woman living in predominantly white spaces. The only child of a marriage between a Black father and a white British mother, Lythcott-Haims shows how microaggressions, discrimination and racism can puncture a person's inner life. She also expresses the healing power of community in overcoming the pain and isolation of being considered "the other."

Lythcott-Haims is the New York Times bestselling author of "How to Raise an Adult." Her most recent book, "Your Turn: How to Be an Adult," aims to help people lead a more authentic adulthood. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean.

The Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department. Additional support for this event comes from Northwestern Medicine.

Thanks also go to One Community and the following public libraries: Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glenside, Helen Plum in Lombard and Wheaton.

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

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