TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH

Presenter: Nicole Amato, Doctoral Student, Language, Literacy and Culture

This book 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.”

The College of Education has also gathered related resources for the book on this page

Free copies are available to College of Education faculty, staff, and students. Please register online for the book club using the link above and then stop by the N110 LC help desk to pick up a copy. If you register for the workshop and do not attend our book club meeting, we will charge your UBill for the cost of the book (~$20.00). This includes last minute calls that you are sick.

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