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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th- October 15th!

 Join the Book Club in reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros for our next meeting on October 6th from

6:30 to 7:30 pm


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 The Olive G Pettis Book Club meets on the first Thursday

of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM 

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th-October 15th.


In honor of this we are reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. *Content warning: sexual assault, child abuse


We will be discussing this book on Thursday, October 6th, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.


"Mexican-American author, Sandra Cisneros, tells the story of a young Latin American girl growing up in a poor Chicago neighborhood. Told through a seriesof vignettes, the protagonist, Esperanza, whose name means hope in Spanish, moves with her family into a dilapidated house on Mango Street. Her courage to carve a future for herself and her will to defy the limitations that have been placed upon her and the other women in her life inspire both young and old readers. Cisneros explores such themes and topics as gender, family, shame, cultural tradition, and denial.

Cisneros breathes life into Esperanza as the first-person narrator whose stories tackle such stark topics as abuse and misogyny. Through Esperanza’s narrations and short sketches, we also learn of her neighbors and their lives. The book begins with an introduction of its collection of characters whom the protagonist meets and encounters. Readers explore Esperanza’s unique cultural background and learn of her innermost thoughts through her distinct voice and her use of lyrical and descriptive language. With each vignette, the characters expose readers to the long-lasting effects of shame and pride, inclusion and exile, hope and hopelessness" (Mill Creek Academy)

If you would like to join the book club, you can stop by, call, or email us! The librarian will be sure to provide you with a copy of this month's material and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.



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