This discussion, led by MPL librarian Ariel Zeitlin, is designed to follow Quiara Alegría Hudes's Open Book / Open Mind Online conversation on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. There is no need to attend the Open Book / Open Mind webcast to participate in the related book club discussion.
REGISTER NOW for Open Book / Open Mind Online with Quiara Alegría Hudes (not the book club)
Quiara Alegria Hudes is best known for writing the book to Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights," which will be released as a feature film in June 2021. Her exuberant, imaginative and intellectually rigorous plays and musicals have been performed around the world, including Water By the Spoonful, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; “In the Heights,” which won the Tony Award for Best Musical and was a Pulitzer finalist; and “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” another Pulitzer finalist. Originally trained as a composer, Hudes’s writing is situated at the intersection of music and drama. Hudes recently founded Emancipated Stories, a group that seeks to put a personal face on mass incarceration by encouraging inmates each to share a single page of their life stories with the world. She describes herself as “a writer, strong wife and mother of two, barrio feminist and native of West Philly.”
ABOUT "My Broken Language"
“Quiara Alegría Hudes is in her own league. Her sentences will take your breath away. How lucky we are to have her telling our stories.”—Lin-Manuel Miranda, award-winning creator of “Hamilton”
"A tender yet defiant tale about finding strength in one’s roots....In this elegant and moving memoir, Hudes begins with her upbringing in Puerto Rico and Philadelphia, examining the complexities involved in negotiating two distinct worlds early on."—Kirkus Reviews