Struck by a story on NPR, Shanthi Sekaran had the inspiration to start what would become her book Lucky Boy. She now will come full circle and present her work, in conversation, with Donna Apidone at CapRadio Reads. It was a story about a Guatemalan mother who was fighting to get her child back from the American couple who were in the process of adopting him and she just couldn't stop thinking about the case and, more importantly, the people involved. In writing this book, Sekaran did an immense amount of research. She interviewed many professionals in the area of immigration and even spent time in the part of Mexico her central character came from. Living in Berkeley allowed her to give a full picture of this left leaning town, and now, even there, it is so difficult for immigrants who are undocumented. Her story, and the story of Lucky Boy are both so interesting, you won't want to miss this interview. Please get your tickets, while they are available. We will see you Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in our Community Room.
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