One Maryland One Book - Hispanics on the Eastern Shore: A Conversation
WYE MILLS, MD - An enlightening discussion recently took place at the Cadby Theatre at Chesapeake College. The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, by Reyna Grande, this year's One Maryland, One Book selection, prompted a lively discussion about the experiences of Hispanic immigrants on the Eastern Shore.
Moderator Roger Tilden deftly led a discussion with four articulate, knowledgeable and passionate panelists, each with extensive experience working with Hispanics, posing a series of questions that explored why Hispanics come to the shore, how the community benefits from their presence and the myriad challenges that the immigrants encounter. An animated comments and questions session followed the discussion.
The event was part of this year's One Maryland One Book program, which is sponsored state-wide by the Maryland Humanities Council. This event was locally sponsored by Caroline County Public Library, Dorchester County Public Library, Queen Anne County Library and Chesapeake College.The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande can be found at public libraries across the state.