Vermont Humanities

The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro)

Black and white cartoon drawing of a farmer in rubber boots with cows in a Vermont barn yard
Reading and Discussion

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.

Learn more about Vermont Reads 2022.

Vermont Reads is Vermont Humanities’ statewide community reading program. Since its inception in 2003, tens of thousands of Vermonters in towns across the state have participated.

How to Book this Series

Please browse the list of available facilitators above. Then contact your chosen facilitator to discuss the timing and other details of the series. Finally, select the “Book this Series” button and fill out our online Reading & Discussion Request Form.

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Questions?

Please contact Richelle Franzoni at (802) 262-1355 or rfranzoni@vermonthumanities.org.

Available Facilitators

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Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Woman leading a book discussion group with a book open on her lap
Vermont Humanities*** September 12, 2022