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Tacoma Reads: Book Discussion of Dear America – The Story of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

January 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us for a virtual book discussion of the Tacoma Reads 2020 selection for young readers, Dear America: The Story of An Undocumented Citizen ; Young Readers Edition. Get your copy today! Aimed at ages 13 to 24. Registration required.

Registration Details: A link to the zoom meeting will be emailed one hour prior to the beginning of the event. If you would like a phone call reminder a day or two before the event, send an email to sholloway@tacomalibrary.org, titled “Reminder Request for Tacoma Reads: Book Discussion of Dear America.” Include your name and phone number in the body of the email.

Jose Antonio Vargas was only twelve years old when he was brought to the United States from the Philippines to live with his grandparents. He didn’t know it, but he was sent to the U.S. illegally. In this young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir Dear America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas tells his story, in light of the 12 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.

“Vargas…considers what it means to be American and how it feels when you are considered alien in your own home.” -Library Journal

Tacoma Reads is a city-wide reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text.

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January 19, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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