A Plus Book Club

Join The A Plus Book Club As We Begin The New Year With 'Tell Me How It Ends'

Catch the Facebook Live interview with Valeria Luiselli on February 23 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

After taking some (much-needed) time to recover from the holidays, we're beginning a new year of the A Plus Book Club with Tell Me How It Ends by award-winning author Valeria Luiselli. The essay collection draws on Luiselli's experience as an interpreter for Central American child migrants, ranging from 6-year-olds to teenagers, who risked everything to cross Mexico and enter the United States. 

During this time, she translated and asked 40 official questions of undocumented children. While some questions were simple, others were difficult for Luiselli to ask, knowing the answer could ultimately determine a young person's fate.

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Her book, described by the Texas Observer as "the First Must-Read Book of the Trump Era," puts a necessary human face to a controversial political issue at the forefront of our national consciousness. By shining a much-needed light on the dark reality of the child immigrant experience, Luiselli's first-hand account combats the negative, racist stereotypes often ascribed to immigrant communities.

Luiselli's harrowing work continues to be relevant in reframing the conversation about modern U.S. immigration policy. As the fate of nearly 700,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients — sometimes called Dreamers — may hang in the balance until the March 5 deadline set by President Trump, now is the time to listen to and learn from those who will be affected the most. 

The A Plus Book club has the pleasure of sitting down with Valeria Luiselli to discuss Tell Me How It Ends in our next Facebook Live interview on February 23 at 12:30 pm. 

In the meantime, sit back and delve into this enlightening and necessary read.

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