Andres Armijo will read and sign copies of "Becoming a Part of My History: Through Images & Stories of My Ancestors" on Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Armijo is director of UNM's Living & Learning Communities, one of the Freshman Academic Choices in University College.

Through a photographic genealogy with 137 illustrations, Armijo's first book reveals the history of Nuevomexicano family life and provides a blueprint for others on a quest for ancestral revelation.

Miguel Gandert, photographer and professor, UNM Department of Communication & Journalism writes, "The family album and the shoeboxes of pictures become a place where deep and compelling meanings can be found and recovered. Photographs that have been generally forgotten provide a unique window into the past. Armijo's book leads us into those images and helps us find new ways to examine the deeper meaning of New Mexico's rich visual history."

Armijo began his career as a Spanish instructor at UNM and has been on the UNM staff for 15 years. He has degrees in Spanish and Southwest Hispanic studies.

For more information on "Becoming a Part of My History," visit Rio Grande Books.