LJ World: Julia Alvarez on the immigrant experience, literature as a ‘portable homeland’ and diversity in children’s literature

Celebrated writer Julia Alvarez, author of "In the Time of the Butterflies," visited the Lied Center Sunday, March 5, 2017 as part of the Lawrence Public Library's Read Across Lawrence and NEA Big Read programming.

During her appearance, Alvarez will discussed some of the books (she’s written 19, plus three collections of poetry) that have earned her two Pura Belpre honors and the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, among others, as well as the National Medal of Arts in 2014. She focused on “In the Time of the Butterflies” and “Return to Sender,” the library’s Read Across Lawrence picks for adults and teens, respectively.

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