Latin American class will present historical projects at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library System
University Liggett School's Latin American class will present original works based on students' understanding of the historical fiction novel “Malinche” during a special event from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. The event will be held at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library System.
The students have been reading and analyzing Laura Esquivel’s work, which imagines what the life of Malinche, who was Hernando Cortes’ native-born translator during his conquering of the Aztec, was like. The novel is filled with symbolism and examines the theme of identity – a topic still relevant to Latin America today, said Latin American history teacher Brad Homuth.
Students in the class have designed their own projects to demonstrate their understanding and conclusions about Malinche. Projects include works of art, children’s books, board games, analytical essays, poetry, historical fiction, computer animation, fashion and more.
This event is free and open to the public.