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Breakfast and Books (Virtually)- The Book of Unknown Americans

  • 03 Apr 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Zoom virtual meeting
  • 14

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Grab yourself some breakfast and a cup of coffee and join us on Zoom on Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m. to discuss The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Amazon has audiobook and Kindle versions of this book available for purchase here


Description from Goodreads:

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave México and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery--the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes--will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles.

At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panamá fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America.

Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, this poignant yet unsentimental tale of young love tells a riveting story of unflinching honesty and humanity that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born.

A Zoom link for the meeting will be sent out to participants before the meeting. 

Please contact Ellen Taylor J.D. '16 with questions.

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