30 Minutes continues with a session from the 2019 Festival of Books curated by Pima County Public Library’s Nuestras Raices program entitled Fuerza! which was centered on strong women of color characters. KXCI’s Elva De La Torre interviewed authors Ron Querry and Luis Alberto Urrea.
Ron Querry’s riveting book The Death of Bernadette Lefthand has been re-issued, 25 years after its publication. Querry (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) and Luis Alberto Urrea (Into the Beautiful North, The Hummingbird’s Daughter) will discuss their signature works and the strong female characters in their stories. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.
Nuestras Raíces (‘Our Roots’) is a group of Pima County Public Library staff members who work together to celebrate and honor the culture, voice, and linguistic heritage of our Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities in Pima County.
Recorded and produced by Amanda Shauger.