Hutchinson Public Library is offering a four-part book discussion series February through April 2014 entitled "Hispanic Heritage: Mothers, Sisters, and Daughters". Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N Main Street.
The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. KHC is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Hutchinson TALK series. For more information about KHC, visit www.kansashumanities.org.
The third meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Linda Lewis, Lindsborg, will lead a discussion of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, by Sandra Cisneros. This classic story of a young Mexican American girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous. Discussion Leader Linda Lewis is the Margaret H. Mountcastle Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Bethany College, Lindsborg. She is a former member of the KHC Speakers Bureau and has been leading TALK discussions since 1989.
Hispanics are one of the most rapidly growing ethnic groups in America, with a rich and diverse culture rooted in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. In this “Hispanic Heritage” series, readers will discover four writers who are helping to create a new and vibrant Latino literature in the United States. Their novels center around family ties, particularly the universal bonds between mother and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, and among sisters.
The series continues with the fourth and final title in the series, ESPERANZA’S BOX OF SAINTS, by Maria Amparo Escandon on April 24.
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