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Footnotes Book Club - Solito by Javier Zamora (Adults)

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2023-04-27 10:00:00 2023-04-27 11:30:00 America/Chicago Footnotes Book Club - Solito by Javier Zamora (Adults) Join us for Footnotes Book Club, a nonfiction memoir book club! Geneva Public Library District - Conference Room (1st Floor)

Thursday, April 27
10:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2023-04-27 10:00:00 2023-04-27 11:30:00 America/Chicago Footnotes Book Club - Solito by Javier Zamora (Adults) Join us for Footnotes Book Club, a nonfiction memoir book club! Geneva Public Library District - Conference Room (1st Floor)

Geneva Public Library District

Conference Room (1st Floor)

Join us for Footnotes Book Club, a nonfiction memoir book club!

Solito by Javier Zamora

My parents started using that word about a year ago--"one day, you'll take a trip to be with us. Like an adventure." Javier Zamora's adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone amid a group of strangers and a "coyote" hired to lead them to safety, Javier expects his trip to last two short weeks. At nine years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents' arms, snuggling in bed between them, and living under the same roof again. He cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside fellow migrants who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family. A memoir as gripping as it is moving, Solito provides an immediate and intimate account not only of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also of the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments. Solito is Javier Zamora's story, but it's also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home.

"Beautifully wrought work that renders the migrant experience into a vivid, immediately accessible portrayal." — Kirkus Reviews

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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs | Book Discussions |

TAGS: | bookclub | book club |

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