Exploring Diversity Book Group


We’re reading and learning about the stories and experiences of others and sharing our own stories and experiences together! BAUUC’s “Exploring Diversity Book Group” is currently reading “Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border” by Octavio Solis. This memoir offers a poetic series of stand-alone scenes and reflections based on memories of the author’s Mexican-American childhood in El Paso, including his parents’ migration to the United States from Mexico and his first encounter with racism. This book has been called one of the Best Books of Fall 2018 by Buzzfeed. One reviewer says, “The experience of reading his tightly contained memories in succession is a bit like drawing old coins up from a wishing well. Filtered through veils of distance and time, these scenes and reflections are wonderful and weird flashes of childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.” Join us for our discussion of “Retablos” on Thursday January 24 at 1:30pm in the church library. The paperback is available new, used, or Kindle/Nook book. For more information, please contact Jane Malin at orkidfam@swbell.net.