Hop off The Bronx Trolley at The Bronx Museum and hear Raquel Cepeda discuss her book Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. Equal parts memoir about Cepeda’s coming of age in New York City and Santo Domingo, and detective story chronicling her year-long journey to discover the truth about her ancestry, the book also looks at what it means to be Latina today. The paperback is out now wherever books are sold. Visit Raquel Cepeda's website at http://www.djalirancher.com.
“I hope that Raquel Cepeda’s experience searching for her roots will encourage more Latinos to look at themselves with the same honesty and fierceness.” — Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I Was Puerto Rican and other books.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Location: North Wing Lobby
The Bronx Trolley is a project of the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. Making a cultural loop through the lower Grand Concourse and in other sections of the Bronx, it provides an innovative way to travel free while giving Bronxites and tourists alike the opportunity to sample several of the area’s hottest cultural attractions, dining establishments and entertainment venues. For more information or to get details on riding the FREE Bronx Trolley click HERE.
Readings & Conversations is made possible with support from The David Rockefeller Fund. Beer has been provided by Bronx Brewery. Generous support for Community and Outreach programs is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Booth Ferris Foundation.