The Evening LWV St. Paul book club meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:15 pm at the West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St. St. Paul. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!
June's book will be: Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town by Cynthia Anderson. "Like so many American factory town, Lewiston, Maine, thrived until its mill jobs disappeared and the young began leaving. But the story unexpectedly veered: over the course of fifteen years, the city became home to thousands of African immigrants and, along the way, turned into one of the most Muslim towns in the U.S. Now about 6,000 of Lewiston's 36,000 inhabitants are refugees and asylum seekers, many of them Somali. Cynthia Anderson tells the story of this fractious yet resilient city near where she grew up, offering the unfolding drama of a community's reinvention -- and humanizing some of the defining political issues in America today."