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Vermont Reads

The Most Costly Journey Book Discussion

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June 27, 2023: 6:00 pm

The cover of The Most Costly Journey book

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.

Read and discuss the book everyone in the state is talking about.  Books available during library hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm.



June 27, 2023
6:00 pm
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Amy McMullen
(802) 436-2473


Cavendish Fletcher Community Library
573 Main Street
Proctorsville, VT 05153 United States
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