Discuss the NEA Big Read book In to the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Enjoy conchas (Mexican sweet bread) and cafe (coffee) during the event.
The book is a story about a besieged Mexican village without any men and a group of young women who go to the United States looking for defenders, learning truths about themselves along the way. The book depicts the contradictions of the US-Mexico border as a place where culture and economies blend even if countries are divided.
Pick up a copy of the book (in English or Spanish) at the reference desk.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.