Jimmy Santiago Baca, When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother's Quest

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Jimmy Santiago Baca sends us on a journey with Sophia, an El Salvadorian mother facing a mountain of obstacles, carrying with her the burden of all that has come before: her husband’s murder, a wrenching separation from her young son at the border, then rape and abuse at the hands of ICE, yet persevering: “I keep walking/carrying you in my thoughts,” she repeats, as she wills her boy to know she is on a quest to find him.

About the Author: Jimmy Santiago Baca is an American poet, teacher, and activist of Apache and Chicano descent, and holds a number of awards for his easily accessible writing style and activism. He is the author of A Place to Stand, which was developed into a documentary film about his life, airing on PBS.

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$12.95
ISBN: 9780807059357
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Published: Beacon Press - February 19th, 2019