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Bookin' It @ the Drake

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Event Type: Announcement
Location: Drake Community Library- Community Room, 930 Park St, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Categories: Arts & Culture

Event Description:

Bookin’ It @ the Drake, a bi-monthly book discussion that meets at Drake Community Library will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm. The group will be discussing the timely and thought-provoking book, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas.

In "Dear America," Vargas shares his personal story of growing up in the United States as an undocumented immigrant and the challenges he faced navigating his identity and belonging in a country that denied his existence. The book has received critical acclaim for its honest and powerful portrayal of the immigrant experience and the urgent need for immigration reform.

Book discussions are on the second Thursday every other month. The title chosen for July 13th, 2023, is “How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu. Nagamatsu's imaginative tales of love, loss, and identity in the face of a climactic plague. This is a story of how the human spirit never ceases to amaze us with its resilience, boundless imagination, and its ability to connect us all as a part of the same universe. New readers are always welcome to Bookin’ It @ the Drake. Questions? Call Rachel Romero or Lucy Chang at 641-236-2661. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, you are also encouraged to call the library at 641-236-2661 in advance of the program.


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