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The Rod Library, as a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming, is creating Tu Historia: Latino Americans in Iowa, an oral history collection that focuses on the experiences of Latinos and Latino Americans in the Midwest. This project aims to promote cultural connections through the stories of individuals. All Latino/as are encouraged to share their stories through photos, video, or by just speaking with us.

Enriques's Journey Community Read

As unrest and upheaval grip our world today, the United States has seen an unprecedented surge of unaccompanied minors entering the country unlawfully and alone. Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother, the award-winning novel by Sonia Nazario, explores one teen’s true story of traveling more than 1,600 miles to reunite with his mother.

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