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Intense gaze from a man in dim light, embodying The Scout Guide essence.

Readings and Conversations: Luis Alberto Urrea

April 10, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of 17 books, a master storyteller known for his explorations of love, loss and triumph. The Devil’s Highway, his non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and was called, “the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy” by The Atlantic. His acclaimed historical novels, The Hummingbird’s Daughter and Queen of America together tell the epic story of Teresita Urrea, a great aunt who was a healer and Mexican folk hero. His latest, Good Night, Irene, takes as inspiration his mother’s own Red Cross service.

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