This week, hear from journalist and editor Elly Fishman about her book Refugee High: Coming of Age in America, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel award. The book tells the story of a year in the life of a Chicago high school that has one of the highest proportions of refugees of any school in the nation. Elly is interviewed by award-winning author Alex Kotlowitz. This program took place August 10th, 2021 and was recorded live via Zoom.
This program is part of the Jeanne M. and John W. Rowe Program Series, presented in conjunction with our special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. Explore the exhibit online or in-person!
We hope you enjoy entering the mind of a writer.