"The Compelling Narrative of a courageous Woman who Prevails in a Land once Alien, now Native
The Life History of a Girl whose Family fled the Violence of the Mexican Revolution. The author relates poignant descriptions of an immigrant family as railroad workers in Texas, as meat packers in Kansas City, and their fateful move to Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
They endured privation, illness and death, domineering men, and a dismal existence as laborers in the sugarbeet fields.
After the loss of her beloved husband, Elvira draws on her inner strength to become a passionate advocate for migrant farm workers and the leader of a group of women seniors"
Author Eduardo Hernandez Chavez will give a brief talk about the book, his grandmother Elvira's memoir, with a Q&A session at the end. Copies of 'Elvira: A Mexican Immigrant Woman' will be available for purchase. This event will be hosted in the activity center.
Congratulations to Helen M. Pugsley on being the awarded the 2018 Wyoming Library Leadership Institute scholarship and the Wyoming Writers INC. Emmie Mygatt Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending the conferences in June and July. One in Dubois, Wyoming and one in Lander, Wyoming.
Way to GO Helen, we are very proud of YOU!