Into the Beautiful North / Rumbo al hermoso norte

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LOL_Into the Beautiful North.SPA_Coverby Luis Alberto Urrea

19-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in a remote Mexican village and dreams about her father, who left for the U.S. when she was young. Recently it’s dawned on her that he isn’t the only man who’s left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village—they’ve all gone north. While watching “The Magnificent Seven,” Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men—her own “Siete Magníficos”—to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Nayeli es una chica de 19 años de edad quien trabaja en una taquería ubicada en un pueblo remoto de México. Ella sueña con volver a ver a su padre, quien se marchó a Estados Unidos cuando ella era joven. Recientemente, Nayeli se ha dado cuenta que su padre no es el único hombre que ha abandonado el pueblo. En realidad, casi no quedan hombres, pues todo se han ido para el norte. Después de ver “The Magnificent Seven”, Nayeli decide ir al norte y reclutar a sus propios “Siete Magníficos”, siete hombres quienes repoblarán el pueblo y lo protegerán de los bandidos.

The group will meet Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7-8:30 pm, 3rd Floor, in the Seminar Room, Main Library. Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North (Spanish: Rumbo al hermoso norte) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!

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