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Book event with Alexis Portillo and Jana Laiz

Wed, June 22nd, 2022
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm

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In 2004, seventeen-year-old Alexis Portillo embarked on a harrowing  journey from Honduras to Baltimore in the hopes of starting a better life. Over a decade later, Alex recounted his story to author and activist, Jana Laiz in this bilingual retelling. This book will give readers insight into the incredible power the American dream holds for those suffering the hopelessness and violence of extreme poverty. This is a modern day odyssey of what one immigrant faces as he makes the treacherous journey out of unfathomable living conditions. Books will be on hand for sale and signing.

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