Texas Tech University

Library to host discussions of 'Bless Me, Ultima'

Randy Rosetta

September 24, 2018

The popular Chicano novel is the 2018 selection for OneBook LBK.

The Texas Tech University Library will host a series of discussions of the popular Chicano novel ‘Bless Me, Ultima' by Rudolfo Anaya from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 8, 15 and 22 in the Croslin Room.

Bless Me, Ultima

‘Bless Me, Ultima' is the 2018 selection for OneBook LBK, a community-wide reading program sponsored by the Texas Tech Libraries, the Humanities Center at Texas Tech, Texas Tech Press, Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council and Latino Lubbock Magazine. The program is funded in part by The CH Foundation.

This coming-of-age classic, the best-selling Chicano novel of all time, follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs. Anaya was the winner of the 2015 National Humanities Medal and is acclaimed for his rich and compassionate writing about the Mexican-American experience.

The event is open to the public, and free copies of the book will be given to the first 20 participants. Refreshments will be served.

Guest parking will be available in the R11 (band) lot located north of 18th Street between Akron and Boston avenues.