September 19, 2015, Saturday afternoon -- Reading Jonny Steinberg

At a park on Valencia Street
She is reading A Man of Good Hope, by Jonny Steinberg. It was a gift from a friend who is working in Africa on migrant issues, and gave this book to 5 of her friends to help them better understand what is going on concerning migration. In this book a boy from Somalia leaves his home after his family is killed in a civil war.

Before this she read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander, a dark book about racism. Recently she also read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz.