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NY Times Best Selling Author Javier Zamora Visits BCC

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On Wednesday, April 19, New York Times Best Selling Author Javier Zamora visited Berkeley City College to discuss his recent book Solito: A Memoir. The event was organized by the Berkeley City College Library in partnership with the Berkeley Public Library. The free, sold-out event filled the BCC Auditorium with over 200 people made up of BCC students, Berkeley High School students, and community members.

Zamora shared the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at only nine years old. Accompanied only by strangers and a hired “coyote,” he left his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with his mother and father in the United States. The three-thousand- mile journey is supposed to last two weeks, but after their guide abandons them in Oaxaca, it stretches into two life-altering months spent among strangers turned guardians as they travel from El Salvador to Guatemala and to Mexico before arriving in the United States.

Zamora took part in a question-answer period after the moderated discussion, and also took part in a book signing. The BCC Library thanks Javier Zamora for visiting our campus and engaging with our community, and the Berkeley Public Library for their partnership in organizing the event.


This article was included in the April 26 Berkeley City College President's Report. To view the full report, click here.

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