Middleton Public Library
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Book Discussion--Children of the Land (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 28, from 3pm to 4pm    Add this event to your calendar
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Join us via Zoom to discuss Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (2020).

*Copies of the book are available at the library service desks.

An acclaimed Mexican-born poet's account of the sometimes-overwhelming struggles he and his parents faced in their quest to become American citizens.Hernandez Castillo (Cenzontle, 2018, etc.) first came to the United States with his undocumented Mexican parents in 1993. But life in the shadows came at a high price. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided their home on multiple occasions and eventually deported the author's father back to Mexico. In this emotionally raw memoir, Hernandez Castillo explores his family's traumas through a fractured narrative that mirrors their own fragmentation. Honest and unsparing, this book  offers a detailed look at the dehumanizing immigration system that shattered the author's family while offering a glimpse into his own deeply conflicted sense of what it means to live the so-called American dream. A heartfelt and haunting memoir just right for the current political and social climate. (Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2019)