Here's to You, Jesusa!
Based on a series of interviews by the author, Here's to You, Jesusa! is the story of an extremely poor and illiterate woman whose remarkable life coincided with some of the most important events in Mexican history. Poniatowska gives voice to not only her friend, Jesusa, but to everyone whose been marginalized and cast aside. Available as a Book Club in a Bag.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born— a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam— and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation.
Forced by duty to return to his racially divided East Texas hometown, an African-American Texas Ranger risks his job and reputation to investigate a highly charged double murder case involving a black Chicago lawyer and a local white woman. Available as a Book Club in a Bag.
Selected works / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz ; translated by Edith Grossman ; introduction by Julia Alvarez.
LITERATURE POETRY JUA
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651 - 1695) was a feminist and a woman ahead of her time. This self-taught intellectual rose to the height of fame as a writer in Mexico City during the Spanish Golden Age, and she continues to provoke and inspire centuries later.
Inheritance : A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden the story of her own life"--
Banned Book Club
BIOGRPAHY GRAPHIC TEEN KIM
In this autobiography of a South Korean woman's student days under an authoritarian regime, Hyun Sook shares a dramatic true story of political division, fear-mongering, anti-intellectualism, the death of democratic institutions, and the relentless rebellion of reading.
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
With unflinching honesty and lyrical prose, spanning from 1960s Hawai'i to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father while unearthing truths that reframe her reality, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is equal parts eulogy and love letter. It’s a story about trauma and forgiveness, about families of blood and affinity, both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful.