Join me on
Wednesday, September 7th
at 2:30 pm
as we discuss
"The Book of Unknown Americans"
by Cristina Henriquez
Named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage Best Book of the Year
When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the US so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider.
Their love story sets in motion events that will have
profound repercussions for everyone involved.
Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers,
and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America.
A novel of what it means to be American.