Registration for Reading That Matters: Children of the Land


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Facilitator: Eileen Miller, OSF

Because they usually don’t want to be noticed, we may see them anywhere and anytime, living what appear to be “regular” lives in our midst. What we don’t see is the constant fear undocumented people face, nor their reasons for being undocumented or maybe even their reasons for living in this country.  The two books for our fall discussions are comprised of stories of people in this position.  The first is a more objective look and easy read; and the second, while also not difficult to read, is a little longer, and more reflective and introspective in its approach.

Everyone is welcome to join in these discussions of books that can impact how we view the world around us.  Books are available for purchase at Riverlights Bookstore and the Shalom gift shop.

$6 per discussion, does not include book. Register by the Monday before each discussion.

Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Named an NPR Best Book of the Year and written by a prize-winning poet, Castillo’s memoir is about the joys and sorrows of an undocumented family torn apart by draconian immigration policies.  With beauty, grace and honesty, he recounts his and his family’s encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives.