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LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual)

Refugee High: Coming of Age in America by Elly Fishman

2022-01-26 11:00:00 2022-01-26 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) This month, we will be discussing Refugee High: Coming of Age in America by Elly Fishman. Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Wednesday, January 26
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-01-26 11:00:00 2022-01-26 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) This month, we will be discussing Refugee High: Coming of Age in America by Elly Fishman. Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Wilmette Public Library

Zoom Adult/Teen

This month, we will be discussing Refugee High: Coming of Age in America by Elly Fishman.

For a century, Chicago’s Roger C. Sullivan High School has been a home to immigrant and refugee students. In 2017, during the worst global refugee crisis in history, its immigrant population numbered close to three hundred—or nearly half the school—and many were refugees new to the country. These young people came from thirty-five different countries, speaking among themselves more than thirty-eight different languages. For these refugee teens, life in Chicago is hardly easy. They have experienced the world at its worst and carry the trauma of the horrific violence they fled. In America, they face poverty, racism, and xenophobia, but they are still teenagers—flirting, dreaming, and working as they navigate their new life in America. (From the publisher)

As a special treat, Principal Chad Thomas of Sullivan High School will also be joining the discussion and answering your questions. 

Find a copy of the book here. Ebook copies are available through Digital Library of Illinois or the Libby app and is always available through Hoopla.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Please email community@wilmettelibrary.info with any questions about how to access the program via Zoom.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Book Group |

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Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
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About the branch

From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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