The One Book One Lincoln program chose The Far Away Brothers, written by Lauren Markham, as their featured story for 2019. Throughout the year several events and discussions are organized for the community to participate in and share in the experience of reading this years One Book One Lincoln feature.
One event set for this Sunday, October 27th from 2-3PM at the Eiseley Branch Library will be the Immigration Game and Discussion, put on jointly by The Lincoln Public Libraries and Nebraska Appleseed.
Schuyler Geery-Zink, Staff Attorney for Appleseed’s Immigrants and Communities Program, said the organization was happy to see that the featured book talked about immigration issues. “What we are hoping to do with the libraries is to inform the community about how the immigration system works,” said Geery-Zink.
Geery-Zink said that overall the immigration system is complicated, so they hope to break it up using a board game, tying it back to The Far Away Brothers. “We will be using an immigration board game where the community can come and play as different characters to see how difficult it can be to navigate the immigration system. We will then hold a discussion about what took place while they played, how the immigration system works in the United States, and what we can do to fix it,” Geery-Zink said.
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