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Breaking Into Sunlight

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

John Cochran wrote this book to share the experience of parental addiction and the connection of the healing process within the family and how it brings them together and more stronger. This story introduces us to our main character “Reese” who is a seventh-grader from North Carolina. Reese is one who tends to his loving hobbies, and his charismatic parents, until one day he comes back from school to see his father on the ground due to an overdose. Later in the book there have been some complications with him and his mother, Reese is hoping and wishing for his father's recovery. We come to find out that Reese is able to find connections and healing while his father does too. Come hear more on KTEP Book Club with host Louie Saenz and guest John Cochran.

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Originally aired July 6, 2024.

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
Xiomara has been working towards being On-Air for KTEP and as well as working towards being a Radio Engineer, she does volunteer work at KTEP.
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