Author presents Douglas border book talk

“What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the immigration system?”

Co-sponsors Frontera de Cristo and the Douglas Public Library will present “An Evening with Author Aaron Bobrow-Strain” on Wednesday, September 18, at 6 p.m. at the Douglas Visitor Center. His book, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story, is the harrowing life story of “Aida Hernandez,” taken across the border by her mother at the age of 8 from Agua Prieta, Mexico, to Douglas, Arizona. Following her from the borderlands of her childhood to New York City as an adult, and taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border.

Dr. Bobrow-Strain is a professor of politics at Whitman College and an immigration rights activist who first connected with the border when he worked for BorderLinks in Douglas in the 1990s.

The event will be held at the Douglas Visitor Center and is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Library at (520) 417-7359 or (520) 417-7352.

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