Everybody Reads 2016: “The Book of Unknown Americans”

By Abby|January 15, 2016Announcements, Rock Creek, Southeast|

(as quoted from the PCC library webpage on the topic

What if a community came together to read and discuss a book? This is a long-standing tradition in our community. Each year Multnomah County Library hosts Everybody Reads – an event designed to support and nurture a community conversation about a book.

Portland Community College is again joining the conversation as an official partner. This year’s book is The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez. All events take place Winter term.  For Rock Creek, the library on campus is distributing free copies while supplies last. There will also be a “Stories of Invisibility” forum in Building 5 on Feb. 16 & 17 (time unknown).

At Southeast,  Dr. Jim Chestnutt from OHSU will talk about Traumatic Brain Injuries (which is a topic discussed in this book).  This event is hosted by the STEM Center at Southeast Campus. It will be held on Feb 2 from 10:30–11:30 a.m. (location to be determined.)

The author of the book, Cristina Henríquez, will be speaking about the book on March 8th at 7:30PM at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.  ASPCC has agreed to purchase discounted tickets to the author lecture and to sell them to students for $5.  Stay tuned for additional information about discounted tickets.

For information and further reviews on the book you can check out Goodreads.


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