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RAFAELA CASTRO reads from PROVOCACIONES: Letters from the Prettiest Girl in Arvin. Castro’s insightful, loving, guilt ridden and at times very sad narratives reveal the religious, moral, cultural, and ethical values of a young girl raised in the 1950s and 60s in a Mexican Catholic working class home in the San Joaquin Valley. She tells of special Mexican mother-daughter relationships, about loving one’s family but needing to leave it, about living in another country and loving it, and about the role of the Peace Corps in the lives of young Americans in the 1960s. Rafaela Castro is a retired academic librarian who has lectured in ethnic bibliography and Chicano studies at Cal; she is the author of Dictionary of Chicano Folklore. 7:00 PM at Cody’s Fourth Street, Berkeley

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