Teen Book Discussion
Date: Wed. September 19, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
3710 E. 106th Street
Program: Hispanic Heritage Month
About this event:
Read and discuss Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos at the Vodak/Eastside Branch Library on Wednesday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m. Please call 312-747-5500 for additional information.
Like an urban Wizard of Oz, Dark Dude is the story of Rico, a white-skinned Cuban kid from the mean streets of Harlem who is transplanted to a place far, far away. When Rico cannot take the streets anymore he runs away to a commune run by homeboy Gilberto in upstate Wisconsin. Like Dorothy he has to deal with a lot of adversity and life changes, until he finally decides, “There is no place like home.”