Title: New Book on Pilsen published
Publisher: Gazette Chicago
Peter N. Pero, who has worked as a teacher in the Pilsen community for more than ten years, has published Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series. The book tells the history of Pilsen and presents more than 200 photographs and drawings, both vintage and contemporary.
Pero's book "is about a piece of ground less than two square miles in size, but out of this compact community came poignant experiences related to work, worship, family unity, community pride, artistic expression, continuity, and change," he said.
"It is no easy task to tackle the history of Pilsen, but author Peter Pero has done an admirable job in putting together this book," said Carlos Tortolero, president of the National Museum of Mexican Art.
The book costs $21.99 and is available at area bookstores and online retailers or through Arcadia at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888) 313-2665.
About the Author
Peter Nicholas Pero is a teacher and writer whose interest is in urban studies. He has written about neighborhoods in Tokyo, Venice, Cuenavaca, Dublin, Hong Kong, and Buenos Aires. In Chicago, Pero has been a teacher in the Pilsen neighborhood for more than 10 years. This book grew out of his experiences.