Tim Hernandez at El Paso Matters Book Club

Date: Wednesday, September 20

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., CDT

Where: José Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library, 1300 Hawkins Blvd, El Paso, TX

All They Will Call You by Tim Z. Hernandez, is the August selection for El Paso Matters’ book club. Click here to join El Paso Matters’ bimonthly book club, a community of more than 800 readers who love El Paso.  After reading the book this month, club members can join the in-person discussion at the José Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library on September 20. El Paso’s Literarity Book Shop is selling the book, and all profits will go to El Paso Matters.

All They Will Call You is the harrowing account of “the worst airplane disaster in California’s history.”  Outraged that media reports omitted only the names of the Mexican passengers, American folk icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went on to become one of the most important protest songs of the twentieth century, “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).”

In this book, Hernandez combines years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling. The author weaves a captivating narrative from testimony, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, reconstructing the incident and the lives behind the legendary song. is much more than a story about a plane crash. It gives the 28 Mexican citizens, identified in the cemetery catalog as Mexican nationals 1 to 28, a name, a life and a purpose, according to testimonials about the novel.



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