Fullerton Reads 2013

Cover Detail from Barbarian Nurseries



Director’s Greeting

Barbarian-Nurseries Full Cover

On behalf of the Fullerton Public Library and the Library Board of Trustees, I am pleased to present the 2013 Fullerton Reads program, which encourages all residents to read the same book at the same time. We are very excited to be reading The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar as our selection this year.


In past years, Fullerton Reads has examined books and themes that have taken us to other parts of our country, the world and even up in to the sky. This year we are taking the opportunity to explore a book that is set in our own backyard. In addition, we are partnering with Fullerton College, to further extend our reach.


Fullerton Reads: One Book, One College, One City will offer an opportunity for residents and students to read the same book and discuss it in a variety of venues, looking at the multi-layered themes running through the novel.


This book is a journey about immigration and immigrant lives in Southern California,   uncovering social class conflicts and racial and cultural divisions. The geography is somewhat familiar, since much of the book is set in Orange County and parts of Los Angeles County. Art is strongly represented in the book, bringing to light the works of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and the Surrealist movement.


Although The Barbarian Nurseries is not aimed at children, there are some delightful Tobar Author Photocharacters in the book that are children. As always, we will have programming for all ages and hope to capture the imagination and love of reading of these two young boys in all of our programming. Please take a moment to look at the program information for this city-wide reading adventure and we hope to see you at one…or more…of these events.

More information programming….


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