Brazos Bookstore presents Jose Antonio Vargas, reading from his new book, Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen. Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms.
“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
This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 6:30pm and the reading begins at 7pm. This event will take place at Talento Bilingüe de Houston.
Tickets are $25.99 plus tax to admit one person. Each individual must purchase a ticket to enter. Each ticket option comes with a hardcover copy of Dear America. If you are unable to attend the event, you MUST pick up your book from Brazos Bookstore by October 8. We are unable to hold books and proof of purchase past the two week mark without confirmation of extenuating circumstances.
This event is presented in partnership with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board Art Committee, and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston.