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October 2018 Book Club: Latino-Americans

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Meraki Cafe

1735 Adams Avenue · San Diego, CA

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In back outside patio.

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For our October meeting let’s do immigration, a topic we have not done by itself since 2013 – and one sure to be front and center in the election run-up. Here is a choice of two books for each of two subtopics. Read one book.

The first two books are about the Latino history in the USA and how they are changing America. The next two are about being a Latino immigrant in the Trump era. I will post some more optional readings 10 days before our mtg.

Also, next week I will post a meeting for November.

1. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. By Juan Gonzalez. HYPERLINK "

- 310pp of text, 2011 PB.
- Pre-Trump.
- Library: City 5 of 5 available. County 0 of 3.

2. Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States. By Fernandez-Armesto. HYPERLINK ""

- 350pp of text, 2014 PB.
- Mainly history; reclaiming US history as large part a Hispanic one.
- Library: City 6 of 6. County 0 of 3.

3. Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era. B Jorge Ramos. HYPERLINK ""

- 230pp of text, 2018 PB cheap.
- Univision journalist kicked out of Trump presser. ½ memoir ½ well-informed issue discussion.
- Library: City 3 of 4. County 0 of 3.

4. The Making of a Dream: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American. By Wides-Munoz. HYPERLINK ""

- 320pp of text, 2015
- Inspiring story of 5 DREAMERS that came out closet and organized.
- Library: City 3 of 4. County 3 of 3.