Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 PM
Immigrant Writing Series
Valeria Luiselli presents Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
In 2015, Valeria Luiselli – award-winning, critically acclaimed Mexican author of The Story of My Teeth, Faces in the Crowd, and the book of essays Sidewalks – volunteered as a translator for the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services in New York, where she administered a 40-question survey to unaccompanied and undocumented minors fleeing Central America, during an unprecedented surge in the number of minors crossing the border. Out of this survey comes Tell Me How it Ends, a humanizing portrait of young migrants that highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear – both here and back home. Urgent, searing, and vital, Tell Me How it Ends has been called the “first must-read book of the Trump-era,” (The Texas Observer). Greenlight is proud to bring Luiselli to Brooklyn to present her latest work, as part of our Immigrant Writing Series.