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Published on Jan 25, 2020
WBUR immigration reporter Shannon Dooling and arts and culture reporter Cristela Guerra interview author Jeanine Cummins about her novel, "American Dirt."
The novel, about a Mexican mother forced to flee her home with her 8-year-old son, has received immense praise being hailed as "a 'Grapes of Wrath' for our times" and "a new American classic." It has also been met with intense scrutiny and criticisms of cultural approriation, specifically from Mexican and Chicano communities.