Sunday, August 20, 2017

Redlands Library :: Hear Author Francisco Jimenez Speak on Migrant Experience :: Sep 7

Hear author Francisco Jimenez speak on ‘Migrant Experience’ in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts: 8.19.2017 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coordinator-A.K. Smiley Public Library

Have you ever had the chance to meet the author of one of your favorite books? Meeting the author can be like meeting a best friend for the first time.

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program at the A.K. Smiley Public Library invites you to hear Francisco Jimenez, who wrote the autobiographical book “The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child.”

This year, more than 150 local literacy tutors, learners and community members have read Jimenez’s book and were moved by reading of the obstacles Jimenez overcame in his quest for an education.

Jimenez will speak on “The Migrant Experience: A Personal Story” at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka St., Redlands. Doors open at 5:30. Those who plan to attend are asked to register at or by calling the A.K. Smiley Public Library at 909-798-7565.

“The Circuit” is the first of a four-book series by Jimenez. This autobiographical series follows Jimenez from his childhood, when he immigrated with his family to California from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, and through his experiences at Columbia University where he received his master’s degree and doctorate in Latin American literature.  READ MORE @

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