On Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.,
following an introduction by State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham,
journalist and First Lady of Colorado Helen Thorpe will speak at Schlow
about Just Like Us, her riveting, award-winning account of four high school students whose lives are impacted – and even defined – by the issue of immigration status.
A rich work of in-depth journalism, Thorpe’s Just Like Us takes
us deep into an American subculture largely hidden from the mainstream,
and reveals the personal impact of our immigration policy. No matter
what one’s opinions are about immigration,Just Like Us offers fascinating insight into one of our most complicated social issues today.
the lives of four fascinating young women, Thorpe creates not only a
moving examination of a complicated American issue, but a well-told,
inspirational story as well. --Kirkus Reviews
Free and open to the public; limited seating is first come, first serve. Books will be available for purchase.