We are excited to partner with the Stowe Free Library and Vermont Reads on three discussions of the 2022 Vermont Reads' selection, The Most Costly Journey. This graphic novel tells the stories of 19 Vermont migrant farm workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists in a variety of styles, each short chapter describes aspects of life as an immigrant farm worker in Vermont: crossing the southern border, struggling with English, adapting to winter, growing gardens, raising children, dealing with health crises, and working long hours.
On April 1, we will host a round table discussion facilitated by Dr. Alan Berolzheimer, Project Historian and Assistant Director at The Flow of History, who will lead conversation centered on the human experience explored in The Most Costly Journey. First, we will dive into the use of the graphic novel format to represent story and emotions within them. Next, the discussion will focus on the benefits and challenges of mental health communication in marginalized communities and beyond.
For more information, contact Dany, our Youth and Volunteer Projects Coordinator.