Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.


Please register online.  TLC credit:  Traditional, UI REACH

Presenter:  Nita Schmidt, Associate Professor, Language, Literacy & Culture

Please Note: The first 25 students to sign up will be eligible to get a free book. Books will be available for pick up at the front counter in the Teacher Leader Center, N110 Lindquist. Participation in this book club is free, however, if you register and don’t 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.


Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh.  Description from

Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex—accordion fold—format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated—he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community.


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.