Arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here, Firoozeh learned to adapt to her new surroundings with a special eye to the more absurd elements of American culture. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’ wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English; her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an array of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman. - from the publisher
Coffee and donuts will be served.
What is Neighbors Together?
Nine public libraries (Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Indian Prairie, Itasca, Naperville, Westmont, and Wheaton) are hosting a "one community, one book" program series called Neighbors Together in which each library is going to do a book discussion on Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas.
This program series is provided in partnership with Literacy DuPage, a local organization that teaches English, and to highlight the diversity of DuPage County. Additional immigration-themed events are scheduled, and members of all libraries are welcome to participate in any of the programs or book discussions. Please note the individual libraries’ registration policies. Some events are held in person, and some are hybrid (both online and in person).
Complete area schedule: https://ippl.info/14-community/2172-neighbors-together
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