CRLP Is Honored to Host Guest Author Lauren Markham

The California Reading and Literature Project is celebrating our 20th year at California Lutheran University! Join us for our special culmination event with author and educator Lauren Markham at California Lutheran University! She will be discussing her book, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

April 2021- check back soon!


Lauren and book



About Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is an educator and writer based in Berkeley, California. As an educator and reporter in Oakland, California, she encounters hundreds of students caught up in side the US immigration system every year. In response to hearing their stories and seeing firsthand the plight of unaccompanied minors in the United States, she decided to write The Far Away Brothers. This book is directly inspired by the personal accounts of two of her students, twin brothers who fled from El Salvador in order to escape teh spreading gang violence in their community. 

Drawing on her reporting and her book, Lauren Markham discusses the contemporary Central American and child migrant experiences. This lecture also touches on the effects of recent immigration policy and the future of undocumented immigrants in the United States and child migrants and refugees worldwide. 

Learn more about Lauren Markham

Check back soon for more information about the schedule for the day.


California Reading & Literature Project, the Graduate School of Education Center for Innovative Learning, and the California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association.