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Date:
March 4, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Community Meeting Room
Address:
580 Coombs Street
Napa, CA 94559
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Author Talk in Collaboration with Napa Bookmine: Girlhood in the Borderlands: Mexican Teens Caught in the Crossroads by Lilia Soto

Monday, March 4, 2019

| Girlhood in the Borderlands examines the lived experiences of Mexican teenage girls raised in transnational families and the varied ways they make meaning of their lives. Mexican men have for decades been recruited for temporary work in the U.S., leaving their families for long periods of time to labor in the fields, factories, and service industry before returning home again. While the conditions for these adults who cross the border for work has been extensively documented, very little attention has been paid to the lives of those left behind. Over a six-year period, Lilia Soto interviewed more than sixty teenage girls in Napa, California and Zinapécuaro, Michoacán to reveal the ruptures and continuities felt for the girls surrounded by the movement of families, ideas, and social practices across borders.