VIRTUAL: Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Callazo at the Hudson Library [8/26]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Callazo on August 26th at 7pm. Cruz and Callazo will be discussing their new book The Book of Rosy.
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When Rosayra “Rosy” Pablo Cruz arrived in Arizona after a brutal journey fleeing chaos in Guatemala, her children were forcibly separated from her by government officials under the Department of Homeland Security’s new “zero tolerance” policy. In The Book of Rosy, Cruz tells her story, aided by Julie Schwietert Collazo, founder of Immigrant Families Together, the grassroots organization that reunites mothers and children. She reveals the cruelty of the detention facilities, the abiding faith that staved off despair, and the enduring friendship with Collazo, which helped her navigate the darkness and the bottomless Orwellian bureaucracy.
“Offers hope in the face of desperate odds” – ELLE Magazine, ELLE’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020