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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies
Holmes, Seth M.
Call Number
HD 1525 .H685 2013
2nd Floor Social Sciences
Highly Recommended
Book Review
The author is a physician and anthropologist who lived and worked with Triqui migrant farm workers from Oaxaca Mexico for 5 years, in both Mexico and the US. The book covers financial and physical hardships experienced; dangers and fear while border crossing, and the multiple layers of discrimination (Spanish is not the Triqui peoples first language) encountered. Holmes provides a warm incite into the Triqui people and explanations as to why it is necessary for border crossings to continue. This book provides the reader with a better appreciate for the people who provide so much of our food; a must read for anyone who consumes fruits and vegetables.
Submitted By
Theresa Paulsrud
Department or Major

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