Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
October 15, 2008
García’s reading will be 6-8 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-15.1. The event is free and open to the public and includes free coffee, food and reading excerpts from the author’s new book, Las Niñas.
Las Niñas is a collection of autobiographical childhood memories of three Mexican-American sisters. It recounts their struggles while being raised as the first generation born in America of their Mexican family. Las Niñas portrays common situations that immigrant families can relate to through their own process of cultural assimilation. Each chapter is a different childhood memory celebrating culture, life and change through humor and self-reflection. Its creative style and unique display of a child’s perception will entice many genres of readers and provide insight on the possible challenges that many recent immigrants face with their family’s new generation in America.
García is a first-generation Mexican American college graduate. She has lived around the world, born in Brownsville, moved to California, Miami, China and back to California. She has experience in social work, education, marketing, and lastly writing. Garcia is currently living in California developing new works, perfecting her yoga techniques, cycling for transportation and enjoying her freedom.
“Everyone’s life has a story to tell,” said García. “My family and friends are more than just characters worth writing about. Our shared memories evoke laugher and tears that transcend through all cultures and life experiences.”
For more information visit http://www.sarahrafaelgarcia.com/ .