The Brick People by Alejandro Morales, Arte Publico Press


An historical fiction based on real stories about the people who worked at the Simon’s brickyard, a company town in the area that, today, is in South Montebello and part of Commerce, California, near the Commerce Home Depot. There’s presently an area of Montebello called Simons.

For more information about the brickyard, see this blog:

It features a review of this book:

Here’s a description of the extents of the area where the Simons brick workers lived. :