Books

wednesday/19

“Known and Unknown: Exploring the Stunning Breadth of Holocaust Literature.” Author Alan Rosen discusses his new book, “Literature of the Holocaust.” At Jewish Community High School, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 4 p.m. Free; RSVP requested. www.jchsofthebay.org.

thursday/20

“This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight.” Civil rights activist Maria Gitin reads excerpts from her book. Light refreshments served. At Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. 6 p.m. Free. www.tbeaptos.org.