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Read Solito with the Biography Book Club

Updated: Apr 22

Book cover for Solito by Javier Zamora


Tuesday, January 23rd




Lehman Library


The Biography Book Group appreciates reading and reviewing memoirs and biographies. We enjoy fellowship and an informal discussion about our readings. You are welcome to join us for any books that interest you. Join us to discuss Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora. You won’t want to miss this riveting read about a young immigrant boy’s

trek from El Salvador to the U.S. to join his parents. You will gain insight into why people are willing to leave their country at any cost for a chance at a better life.

“Javier is a precocious 9-year-old being raised by his aunt and grandparents in El Salvador—preparing to make a harrowing 3,000-mile journey alone to America to reunite with his parents. With a black backpack and a change of clothes, his grandpa leaves him with a “coyote” who promises the trip will take two weeks. That’s not what happens. ...Readers are in the desert with him, thirsting for water, dodging cacti, rooting for the group through injury, separation, raids. ...You can’t look away, and that’s the point: This is Javier’s story, and that of so many people who risk everything at the chance of a better life.” — Lindsay Powers, Amazon Editor.
“[A] beautifully wrought work that renders the migrant experience into a vivid, immediately accessible portrayal.” — Kirkus Review (starred review)


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