READING & SIGNING: Dr. Emma Sepúlveda and Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, The Country I Call Home

Dr. Emma Sepúlveda and Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez will present their new book, The Country I Call Home: Stories of Growing Up a Citizen in Every Way But One (Latino Research Center, UNR) on Tuesday, July 28, from 6:30 to 8 pm. The program will include readings, a Q&A session, and a book signing.

The Country I Call Home: Stories of Growing Up a Citizen in Every Way But One showcases forty-one first-person essays of undocumented youth known as DREAMers, tied together by the chapters of two immigrants-rights advocates: Dr. Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti and Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez. Their voices coalesce in The Country I Call Home to form an inspiring series of narratives about the lives of undocumented and immigrant students in the U.S. from all around the world.

Dr. Emma Sepúlveda is the author and co-author of twenty-eight books and scores of articles and newspaper columns. She is a foundation professor at UNR and serves as founding director of the Latino Research Center. The recipient of many national and international awards, in 2014 she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the twelve-member J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.


Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez is an alumna of the Honors Program at UNR. A 2014 Truman scholar and 2015 Marcus L. Urann Fellow, she possesses bachelor's degrees in history and philosophy. An advocate for Latino and immigrant communities, she will be attending Columbia University in the fall.


Event date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509