Where We Come From by Oscar Cásares
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Good book for discussion group and not a long one. We paired this with the a podcast “Outliers” from This American Life. The podcast is very educational about what is happening to people at our southern border. It made me cry and also get very angry. “Where We Come From” is about a woman making many sacrifices to serve her family. She gave up her job and her independence to be her mother’s care giver which is not easy. Her preteen godson is spending summer vacation with her, and of all things her home on the Texas border with Mexico inadvertently gets used by coyotes smuggling people into the U.S. It puts a human face on some of the issues people must face. I liked it very much and recommend it.
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