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February 2018

Tortilla Curtain, by T.C. Boyle – 2018’s One Book One Glendale Selection

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States

Tortilla Curtain, a modern classic published in 1995, is a haunting story that follows one well-to-do family living in a Southern California gated community and one desperate couple who have come across the Mexican border with no resources and no luck. It resonates today for many reasons. Author T.C. Boyle will present his book, which is read in high schools and universities around the country, as the 2018 One Book One Glendale selection.

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The Ballad of Huck & Miguel – a current retelling of Huck Finn’s adventure

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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Great book event wrapping up the focus on immigration: Author Tim DeRoche and illustrator Daniel Gonzalez have created a modern adventure for Huckleberry Finn as Huck escapes down the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel, a migrant who has been falsely accused of murder. Riding the dangerous waters of a rainstorm, the two fugitives meet a strange cast of Angelenos both animal and human who live down by the river. And they learn the true value of love and loyalty. The Ballad of Huck & Miguel is not only a thrilling urban adventure, but also an inspired tribute to one of the most beloved novels ever written.

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