eastwind books of berkeley
Bookselling since 1982: Asian American literature, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Language Learning, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts, Qigong, Children's Books, Art Supplies.
december 6. Sunday, 2pm
Berkeley Central Public Library
3rd Floor Community Room
2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley 94704 (near Shattuck Ave)
Berkeley Public Library Honors Filipino-American contributions to California farm labor movement
Patty Enrado BookTalk:
A Village in the Fields, A Novel
In her debut novel, Patty Enrado highlights a compelling but buried piece of American history: the Filipino- American contribution to the farm labor movement. 50 years ago, September 8, 1965, Filipino farm workers walked out of the fields and sparked the United Farm Workers Union movement. This intricately detailed story of love, loss, and human dignity spans more than eight decades and sweeps from the Philippines to the United States. In the vein of The Grapes of Wrath, A Village in the pays tribute to the sacrifices that Filipino immigrant farm workers made to bring justice to the fields.