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Annual Southern Cayuga Community Read

Return to Sender Cover

2018 Southern Cayuga Community Read Discussion May 2nd at 7 pm at the Emily Howland School Library 2384 NY-34B, Aurora, NY 13026

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez, a 2010 Pura Belpre Author Award Book
After Tyler’s father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life? Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences? In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.

The event is cosponsored by the Southern Cayuga Anne Frank Tree Project. Complimentary copies of the book are available at the Aurora Free Library and Hazard Library. For more information, click here. 

Time and Place
May 2, 2018, 7:00 pm
Southern Cayuga High School, 2384 State Route 34B, Aurora, NY 13026