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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 spring we are partnering with Hermanas Unidas to read A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez.

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.

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