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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Permalink

"April is a promise that Spring is bound to keep.” Borland was right. Last month gave us warming temperatures and a few showers, and it brought us firmly into May. With this beautiful month, we will meet to talk about Vanessa Diffenbaugh's We Never Asked for Wings.

Whether or not you have finished the book, the story has likely prompted thoughts and questions about the criminal justice system as it relates to minors and undocumented immigrants. In this novel, the characters come from Mexico, but their experiences apply to people escaping terrible conditions all around the world. The United States has laws to help protect minors, but what about children migrating in other countries?

Even though this story is fiction, we relate to the very real emotions, which can inspire some intense conversations. Let's see if this is the case on Tuesday, May 10th. We have two meetings planned – 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. I look forward to seeing you there.

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