Community Book Discussions
St. Peter wants to support our local communities and respond to issues that affect our neighbors. One of the ways we do that is by reading and discussing books that help educate us about our neighbors' lives. Each summer we select a book or books to read together. We also try to attend and support the community book discussions hosted every two months by the the St. Joseph County Public Library system. Below, you can see the current SJCPL book (which you can check out through sjcpl.org) along with some of the books we've done in the past. Even if you cannot come to a particular discussion, it is well worth reading what our neighbors are reading, and all of the books are best-sellers that are timely and relevant. But we do hope you'll join us!
Monday March 12, 6:30pm
Presentation Room (ask at front desk)
St. Joe Main Library
304 S. Main Street, South Bend
Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs. He is forced to flee the country, and Raul, his identical twin, follows close behind--away from one danger and toward the great American unknown.
Join journalist Lauren Markham in following the unaccompanied, 17-year-old Flores twins as they journey to the US and attempt to "make an American life."