Jose Antonio Vargas - Linen Building

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join with CWI, Define American, Idaho Coalition, and Rediscovered books for a conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas.  His book, Dear America, moves through is journey as an undocumented American in a compassionate and eye-opening way that forces us to have difficult and necessary conversations. 

“This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book––at its core––is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home.

After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.”

—Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America

Jose will be signing books after the event. 

 

Event address: 
1402 W. Grove St.
Boise, ID 83702
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062851352
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062851345
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dey Street Books - September 3rd, 2019

Dear America \ Querida América (Spanish edition) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062931658
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - June 25th, 2019

Dear America: Young Readers’ Edition: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062914590
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - March 5th, 2019