Dagoberto Gilb

In Dagoberto Gilb’s latest novel, The Flowers, 15-year-old Mexican-American Sonny Bravo is what high school counselors call “overly sensitive.” When his mom suddenly marries a white man, Sonny is transported from his Mexican neighborhood to the racially mixed apartment complex Los Flores. There, white-vs.-black-vs.-brown prejudice is seething just below the surface, and newcomer Sonny has to learn to navigate this hostile, sometimes hilarious, environment. Gilb reads today at 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 7626 Westheimer. For information, call 713-867-8943 or visit www.nuestrapalabra.org. Free.
Thu., March 6, 7 p.m., 2008
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