Join us for a meal and discussion on March 12, 19, and 26 from 4:30-5:30. We’ll gather in the parlor to talk about the young adult novel “Return to Sender.” Our hope is that this will be an intergenerational conversation for young adult and adult readers including Youth Group members, parents of the Junior Choir, and all others who wish to join. Youth Group programming will run 5:30-6:30 on these weeks. If you would like to participate and need assistance purchasing the book, please contact Rev. Tom or Rev. Sandra.
About the book:
After Tyler’s father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected to her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?
In a novel full of hope, but with no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.”
Lenten Book Group