Strangers in a Strange Land: The Story of the Unknown American
March 22, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM|FREE
Told through the voices of numerous immigrants from Latin America, many stories unfold in this book with a focus on the star-crossed young lovers Maribel Rivera and Mayor Toro. We follow their developing relationship as well as the voices of their par-ents and neighbors who struggle with survival, violence, and love. Explore point of view, the role of girls and women in immigrant communities, perceptions of ability and disability, and the treatment of immigrants by the police. We will examine immigration issues and the relationship of the U.S. to the political and violent upheavals that have taken place in Latin America. We will create and perform a group poem using voices of various characters from the book.