WVC partners with NCW Libraries Virtual Reads to present Cristina Henríquez

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March 30, 2021

Media Contacts:
Michelle McNiel, NCW Libraries public relations specialist, 509-663-1117, ext. 147
Jeannie Henkle, WVC director of libraries, jhenkle@wvc.edu

NCW Libraries and Wenatchee Valley College are partnering to host bestselling author Cristina Henríquez for a virtual program. Henríquez will present virtually via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. The event is free and open to the public.

Henríquez is the author of “The Book of Unknown Americans,” an award-winning novel about the experiences of immigrants in America. The story takes place in a run-down apartment building in Delaware, home to nine families who arrived in the States from various South and Central American countries, each looking to better the lives of the next generation. The novel was a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, an NPR Great Read, and chosen one of the best books of the year by Oprah, BookPage, and School Library Journal. 

WVC libraries are hosting an employee book club this spring featuring Henríquez’s novel “The Book of Unknown Americans.” After discussing the book virtually, employees will have the opportunity to hear Henríquez speak on April 15.

“We’re excited to partner with NCW Libraries and host this incredible author,” said Jeannie Henkle, WVC director of libraries. “This is an opportunity for our community on and off campus to gather and discuss a book that centers around community, immigration and education – all topics relevant to our region.”

To participate, register online at the NCW Libraries website, ncwlibraries.org. Copies of the book are also available through regional libraries.


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