PILSEN — Journalist Carlos Harrison will sign copies of his book about Mexican families losing children in World War II and Korea Wednesday at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
The book — “The Ghosts of Hero Street: How One Small Mexican-American Community Gave So Much in World War II and Korea” — at 22 Mexican-American families all living on the same street in Silvis, IL. The families sent 57 of their children to fight in World War II and Korea; eight of whom died in combat.
Their heroism was recognized by the Department of Defense, and in 1968 the block where they lived was renamed Hero Street.
Harrison will be on hand for a reading and book signing. The event, at 1852 W. 19th St., is free and starts at 6 p.m. Advanced registration available here.