Each year Notre Dame High School selects a book that highlights an issue connected to the school’s mission and programs. Parents and community members are then invited to join students, faculty and staff in reading the book.  Throughout the year various activities allow the community to deepen their understanding of the issue and share their thoughts both inside and outside the classroom. 

 This year, the ND Reads community will be reading La Verdad: A Witness to the Salvadoran Martyrs by Mary Jo Ignoffo and Lucia Cerna. 

This is the oral history of Lucia as told to Mary Jo Ignoffo. In each chapter Mary Jo provides history and context to Lucia’s story, detailing the story of the war in El Salvador and the interactions of the various political groups, the Salvadoran ruling party, the Church, and the US government. Lucia’s witness to the murders of the Jesuits and their housekeeper and her daughter is a very powerful story.

The book was chosen for its alignment to our immersion work in El Salvador and for the justice issues it raises in understanding the story of the people of El Salvador.

Author Visit – September 23, 7:00 p.m. - RSVP
Meet authors: Lucia Cerna and Mary Jo Ignoffo
Location:  Notre Dame High School

La Verdad
by Mary Jo Ignoffo & Lucia Cerna

Tattoos on the Heart
by Gregory Boyle, S.J.

I'm Not Leaving
by Carl Wilkins

Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini

The Distant Land of My Fathers
by Bo Caldwell

Funny in Farsi
by Firoozeh Dumas

Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
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