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MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Events and discussions are open to the entire MIT community.

Fall 2019 book selection: A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir

This fall we are partnering with Hermanas Unidas to read A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández. Find out how to get the book and see more information on the author and topic.

About the book

In her coming-of-age memoir, Hernández reflects on her struggle to make sense of the competing expectations of her family, her community, and her own personal desires. Tackling issues of race, class, feminism, and queer sexuality, Hernández examines how the experiences of her past informed her ability to create a new kind of life for herself, without having to abandon the people and the places that shaped her.

Author event

Hernández will speak on “Intimate Resistance: Migration, Memoir, and Queer Latinidad”, followed by a Q&A.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 4:30pm – Book signing (Books available for sale), 5:30pm – Author talk and Q&A
Location: Building 1-190

View in the MIT Events calendar 

This event is sponsored by the MIT Libraries, Hermanas Unidas, Title IX & Bias Response, the Sloan School of Management, Office of Multicultural Programs, LBGTQ+ Services, Women’s and Gender Studies, Literature, CMS/W, Global Languages, and the Institute Community and Equity Office.

Your participation is important to us: please let us know by Oct. 24 if you require any accommodations to join us. In our ongoing effort to make our events as inclusive as possible, the Libraries will be providing CART captioning at this event.

Small group discussions

  • Friday, November 15: Noon-1pm Lewis Music Library (14E-109)
  • Tuesday, November 19: 5pm-6pm in SPXCE (W31-110)

MIT Reads is sponsored by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore.