Most people’s idea of family is pretty immediate: the people we live with, the cousins we see at the reunion every year, the ones who have gone before that we remember fondly (or not so fondly…)

Writer John Phillip Santos takes a different view of families. In his new book, he goes searching for his family throughout history. And along the way, he makes some discoveries about Latinos in America. Take a listen.

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