Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library - Interested members of the community are asked to join us in a safe space to converse with a former undocumented immigrant. For more information on the Human Library Series at Charleston County Public Library, and to see previous sessions in their entirety, visit our section on the Human Library Series

Cinelle Barnes is a local Filipino author and educator who came to the United States as an unaccompanied minor and teenage adoptee. She aged out of naturalization benefits during the finalization of her adoption. Cinelle lived as an undocumented immigrant from 2004-2010, and she became an American citizen in 2017. She has since advocated for other immigrants, and written two books about trauma, memory, and life in the diaspora: "Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir" and the essay collection, "Malaya." Barnes will read from "Malaya" at the event, and copies will be available for pre-order.