Final session on Becoming American

Nov 30, 2018

Thomaston — Funded by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and facilitated by author and mentor Lee Heffner, the Let's Talk About It book group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St. The Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, and Symbols series concludes with “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” by Jose Antonio Vargas.

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms. It is not, he writes, a book about the politics of immigration or, at its core, about immigration at all. Rather, it is about homelessness, “not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in.”

The book discussions are always thought provoking and lively, and the group welcomes on and all to join for one book or the whole series. Refreshments are served and a decision will be made as to what series to begin in January. For more information, contact the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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