Illegally Yours is This Year's "One Book"

Illegally Yours by Rafael Austin

March 03, 2023 - 12:53 AM

A heartwarming, comical look at how this struggling Ecuadorian immigrant family bonded together to navigate Rafa's school life, his parents' work lives, and their shared secret life as undocumented Americans, determined to make the best of their always turbulent and sometimes dangerous American existence. From using the Ricky Martin/Jennifer Lopez “Latin Explosion” to his social advantage in the ‘90s to how his parents—doctors in their home country of Ecuador—were reduced to working menial jobs in the US, the family's secret became their struggle, and their struggle became their hustle. An alternatingly hilarious and touching exploration of belonging and identity, Illegally Yours revolves around one very simple question: What does it mean to be American?

Please join us for the first One Book, One Campus Book Discussion meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

Book Discussion Schedule:

  • March 22 (1:00 – 2:30 pm) - pages 1- 94
  • March 29 (1:00 – 2:30 pm) - pages 95-188
  • April 19 (1:00 – 2:30 pm) - pages 189-284
  • April 26 (1:00 – 2:30 pm) - Final discussions on use of book for various curriculum and events on campus

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