Since September 11th, 2001, the MWP Social Action Book Group has focused on books about the experiences of immigrant populations and the issues that have brought them to this country and our community. All the books teach us about the strengths and resilience of people in other cultures. The book group meets four times a year on the second or fourth Saturday of the month in March, June, September and December, from 1:30-3pm. Please check the calendar for exact dates.
If you are interested in more information or would like to be on the book club mailing list, please contact Jane Whiteside at [email protected].
September Book Discussion
Date/Time: Saturday, September 8, 1:30-3:00 PM
Book: “The Distance Between Us: A Memoir,” by Reyna Grande, “depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind….[and] a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father.” (Amazon.com)
New Location: Edina Library: 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN 55436
FFI: Jane Whiteside at [email protected]