Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Next Stop's Ivan Sanchez Visits Barrio Club

"Next Stop" author Ivan Sanchez visits the Barrio Book Club in early December. He poses for a photo with Aurora Anaya-Cerda of La Casa Azul Bookstore, an independent shop that highlights Latino authors.

"Next Stop" is the author's coming-of-age amidst the slum lords, drug dealers, gang members, and burgeoning hip-hop stars of the Bronx in the late-eighties and early nineties, a youth also marked by his welfare mother's struggles to support the family, his own forays into crime, and his efforts to acquire an education.

For more information or to purchase the book, you can go online to www.lacasaazulbookstore.com. Barrio Book Club meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. For information about the 2009 book selection and to register, email lacasaazulbookstore@gmail.com. The Barrio Book Club meets at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem.

"Next Stop" is also available at the Bronx Latino aStore, which features Bronx and/or Latino-related books. Just click on the link:

(photo by Ismael Nunez)

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