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History & Immigration Book Club

1314 Elizabeth Street Joliet, IL

Dates: May. 5, 2024
Times: 10am
Location: Planinsek Grocery & Meat Market Museum , 1314 Elizabeth Street, Joliet, IL

This program will take place on site at the Planinsek Grocery & Meat Market Museum located at 1314 Elizabeth Street, Joliet IL 60435.

We'll focus on literary works that shed light on the immigrant experience in its many forms. This program is free to the public but limited to 15 guests per program, and will include a tour of the museum. We ask that participants purchase and read the selected book prior to the program.

Enrique's Journey is based on a true story told by award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario. Nazario recounts the journey of a Honduran boy who braves hardship and peril to reach his mother eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds, but pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope and the kindness of strangers.

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