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Vermont Reads

Evening Book Group: The Most Costly Journey

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September 26, 2023: 7:00 pm

The cover of The Most Costly Journey book

For this special edition of Evening Book Group, we’ll discuss VT Reads 2022: The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro).

Much of the work on Vermont dairy farms is done by people from Latin America. Over a thousand migrant laborers from Mexico and other countries milk cows, fix tractors, shovel manure, and take care of calves in our state.

Our Vermont Reads 2022 choice, The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro), tells the stories of 19 of these workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists in a variety of styles, each short chapter describes aspects of life as an immigrant farm worker in Vermont: crossing the southern border, struggling with English, adapting to winter, growing gardens, raising children, dealing with health crises, and working long hours.

Contact to reserve a copy of the book (as available) and/or to receive the Zoom link to participate.



September 26, 2023
7:00 pm
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Rachel Matthews
(802) 482-2878
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Carpenter-Carse Library
69 Ballards Corner Rd.
Hinesburg, VT 05461 United States
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