Friday, October 4, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.,
240 Art Building West (141 North Riverside Drive)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature are pleased to announce their selection for One Community, One Book 2019: The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham.

This year’s selection tells the story of identical twin brothers who are forced to leave their home in El Salvador under the brutal conditions of war and violence. They make their way to Oakland, California where they have to adjust to their new lives.

Markham’s storytelling captures rich and nuanced insight into the migrant experience. Of the book, The New York Times’ Jennifer Senior writes, “The Far Away Brothers is impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed. Markham brings people and places to rumbling life; she has that rare ability to recreate elusive, subjective experiences...without taking undue liberties.”

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 OCOB programming will include a visit from author Lauren Markham on October 4, 2019, as well as a series of community book discussions. This year’s OCOB author visit and activities are co-sponsored by Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.