Discussing American Like Me:
Reflections on Life Between Cultures
edited by America Ferrera
Join us following the road race on Saturday, October 2, at 11 am, in front of the Center Building for a discussion about the stories in this book and the stories of the residents of our town. The discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Antona Smith and will last approximately one hour. All are welcome; no registration necessary.
Copies available for check out on the front table in the lobby or place a hold and we’ll put one aside for you! (The catalog shows all copies checked out; they are all here with us!)
The book contains thirty-one stories about life between cultures, told by actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers, who are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their stories shine a light on a quintessentially American experience and will appeal to anyone with a complicated relationship to family, culture, and growing up.