Award winning Chicano author Gustavo Arellano--whose work includes the nationally syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! and a book of the same name--will visit the on Thursday, June 7 to discuss his latest book, Taco U.S.A.
Arellano's column has a weekly circulation of over 2 million and in appears in 39 publications nationwide. Taco U.S.A. looks into how Mexican food rose to prominence in the United States.
A native of Orange County, Arellano works as the editor the OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper. In 2006 and 2008, ¡Ask a Mexican! won the Association of Alternative Weeklies award for Best Column.
Cypress Park Library staff member Art Meza told Patch that he persuaded Arellano to come to the area after he Tweeted a picture of a box filled with copies of Taco U.S.A.
"He tweeted 'What should I do with this box of my new book?' I replied 'donate one to Cypress Park,'" Meza said. "He said 'have me speak there and I will.'"
Arellano is scheduled to appear at the library located at 1150 Cypress Ave. on Thursday, June 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be streamed live at livestream.com/cypressparklibrary.