Jeanine Cummins

March 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Postpones City-Wide ‘American Dirt’ Book Discussion

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman announced Friday that the city-wide “American Dirt” book discussion with author Jeanine Cummins has been postponed as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion was scheduled for March 31 and also featured author Reyna Grande. Cummins’ book was haled with positive reviews and was even selected as Oprah’s Book Club […]

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February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Takes Issue with ‘Stereotypes and Caricatures’ in Controversial ‘American Dirt’ Book

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro has weighed in on the controversial book “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School, will participate in a city-wide “Gaithersburg Reads” book discussion on March 31. The book has come under fire from Latinx authors who say Cummins uses stereotypes to portray Mexican characters fleeing […]

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February 5, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Navarro Contra Polémico Libro “American Dirt”

La Concejal Nancy Navarro le dijo a MyMCMedia que estaba en contra de que el Condado de Montgomery recibiera a la autora del libro American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins para discutir y presentar el libro públicamente. Navarro dice que el polémico libro está escrito como si fuera la voz de una mujer inmigrante y utiliza muchos […]

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January 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘American Dirt’ Author Still Coming to Gaithersburg Despite Book Tour Cancellation

The rollout of “American Dirt,” the critically acclaimed novel by Gaithersburg High School alumna Jeanine Cummins, has become so controversial, that Bob Miller—the president of Flatiron Books—has announced the cancellation of Cummins’ book tour. This cancellation does not, however, affect Cummins’ appearance at the Gaithersburg Reads community book discussion scheduled on March 31 at Gaithersburg […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Oprah Picks ‘American Dirt’ By Gaithersburg High Grad For Book Club

It looks like Oprah and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman have similar taste in books. Oprah Winfrey announced Tuesday morning that she’s selected “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins — an alumna of Gaithersburg High School — for Oprah’s Book Club. “American Dirt” follows the story of Mexican migrant who flees her home with her son from a […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 21 and the long weekend is over. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 10:30 a.m. in the council hearing room in Rockville. Here’s a look at the agenda. 2. Gaithersburg Reads: Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has started a community-wide book club […]

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January 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the author. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former guest at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, is the author […]

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