Library & Librarians Play a Role in Hunting Season
A New York library and librarians play an important role in the upcoming book Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town (Beacon, 2013). The book will be released on October 29, 2013 is the The true story of an immigrant's murder that turned a quaint village on the Long Island shore into ground zero in the war on immigration.
Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, Mirta Ojito tells the story of Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, who was brutally attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of Patchogue, a quiet Long Island town. The teenaged attackers were out "hunting for beaners," their slur for Latinos, and Lucero was to become another victim of the anti-immigration fever spreading in the United States.
The library and librarians were also featured in the PBS series Not in Our Towns. In 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama presents the National Medal for Museum and Library Services to the library.
The book is distributed by Random House ($24.95) and is also available as an e-book.