Author Elaine Castillo to visit Milpitas Library June 16, 2018

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Reading and Q&A part of library’s Summer Reading Kickoff party

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – June 14, 2018 – Elaine Castillo, author of the critically acclaimed novel America is Not the Heart, will read from her book and take questions on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2 pm at Milpitas Library. Castillo’s work is set in Milpitas, her hometown, and the Philippines.

America is Not the Heart is Castillo’s debut novel. It tells the story of three generations of women in one family as they try to live out the American dream, while at the same time feeling pulled by their own histories and ties back to the Old World. The book has made it onto several Most Anticipated of 2018 lists and Castillo has been featured in numerous publications, including Vogue and the NY Times.

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Here in Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors has marked this occasion with a proclamation and a display at the County Government Center. Castillo’s work speaks to the Filipino American experience, connecting to previous literature and updating those stories to reflect current conditions. The result is a rich and diverse tapestry that is inclusive of many lives.  

 Nancy Howe/Diane Roche/Erik Sanjurjo
 Santa Clara County Library District
 (408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3080/3014

About the Santa Clara County Library District
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 1.9 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2016, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.
The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2016, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 270,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.1 million items.