Re: New Book On Chicago's Little Village Lawndale-Crawford Released!
Date: May 19, 2010 03:17PM
Thanks for the nice comments Dave.
If you have not picked up the book yet, I am doing a book signing on May 29th. This is NOT a discussion with a power point presentation and all, I am doing that at the Berwyn Public Library on October 2nd. This is going to be a smaller and more personal setting where I can meet people and sign their books. Books will also be available for purchase. Ths details are below.
You're specially invited to attend a book signing event at Serendipity Antiques, Gifts & Home Accents!
Come in and meet Frank Magallon, Author of the newly released Chicago's Little Village: Lawndale-Crawford book.
On Saturday, May 29, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Mr. Magallon will be personally autographing his book at Serendipity at 6733 Stanley, Berwyn, 708-795-6733.
At $21.99 these books are the perfect gift! Don't forget Father's Day is right around the corner on June 20! Or, think ahead for birthday's and yes, even Christmas!
Please scroll down for more information on Mr. Magallon's book below. Hope to see you soon!
Little Village has been known by several names over the past 140 years, but its rich culture and history have never been forgotten. Situated on Chicago’s southwest side, Little Village has gone from real estate promoters Millard and Decker’s affluent “suburb” Lawndale to one of the largest Bohemian enclaves in the United States. This vibrant neighborhood is known today as the largest Mexican community in the state of Illinois. Little Village has almost always been a working-class immigrant neighborhood filled with hardworking men and women who want their piece of the American dream. From residents such as martyred Chicago mayor Anton Cermak to the typical immigrant family next door, these strong-willed people have made their mark on Chicago and the rest of the world.
Author Bio: Frank S. Magallon is a historian concentrating on the suburbs of Berwyn, Cicero, and the Czech neighborhoods of Chicago. He is an avid collector of rare photographs and memorabilia from these areas and shares many never-before-seen images in this book. Magallon's connection to Little Village spans nearly three-quarters of a century with his father's and mother's families residing within the community.