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Brunch Book Club

online via Zoom

2020-12-08 10:30:00 2020-12-08 11:30:00 America/New_York Brunch Book Club The Plain City Public Library

Tuesday, December 08
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2020-12-08 10:30:00 2020-12-08 11:30:00 America/New_York Brunch Book Club Join us the second Tuesday of each month for great books and discussion! For December, we'll be discussing "Children of the Land" by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. The Plain City Public Library

Join us the second Tuesday of each month for great books and discussion! For December, we'll be discussing "Children of the Land" by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.

Join us the second Tuesday of each month for great books and discussion. We'll be meeting online until it is safe to meet in-person. This month, we'll be discussing Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. Download this month's book on the Hoopla app or pick up a copy curbside. Email hharlan@plaincitylib.org or call 614-873-4912 ext. 130 with questions.

To join the meeting, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826023825


When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five years old and his family was preparing to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, he suffered temporary, stress-induced blindness. Castillo regained his vision, but quickly understood that he had to move into a threshold of invisibility before settling in California with his parents and siblings. Thus began a new life of hiding in plain sight and of paying extraordinarily careful attention at all times for fear of being truly seen. Before Castillo was one of the most celebrated poets of a generation, he was a boy who perfected his English in the hopes that he might never seem extraordinary.

With beauty, grace, and honesty, Castillo recounts his and his family’s encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives. He writes of the Sunday afternoon when he opened the door to an ICE officer who had one hand on his holster, of the hours he spent making a fake social security card so that he could work to support his family, of his father’s deportation and the decade that he spent waiting to return to his wife and children only to be denied reentry, and of his mother’s heartbreaking decision to leave her children and grandchildren so that she could be reunited with her estranged husband and retire from a life of hard labor.

Children of the Land distills the trauma of displacement, illuminates the human lives behind the headlines and serves as a stunning meditation on what it means to be a man and a citizen.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | For Booklovers |

TAGS: | book club |

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