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Book Club - Banned

Monday, September 26 - 11:00 AM


Book banning and challenges are on the rise. The Banned Book Club will read titles that are being questioned, discuss the challenges brought against them & talk about why diverse books are important.

 

 

 

 

Sept 26 | The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

Cisneros draws on her own experience as a Hispanic woman writer facing obstacles in a patriarchal community resistant to change. Published in 1984 to instantaneous acclaim, the book is made up of lyrical passages, interconnected vignettes, and meditations and observations that resemble prose poems. Cisneros's structurally and thematically bold work explores the often violent coming of age of a young Mexican-American woman. 

 

 
 

 

FAQs

Will the book be available for me to borrow?
Yes! Stop in to your local branch or call 330.452.0665 to reserve your copy.  

Where can I find books by my favorite author, explore similar authors, or find the next book in the series I'm reading?
You can get recommendations from your librarian or check out our blog, where librarians highlight other favorites from bestselling authors. 



Location

189 25th St NW
Canton, OH 44709
Event Type
Senior Citizen
Club

Organization

Stark County District Library

Date / Time

Monday, September 26, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact

Name:
North Branch
Phone:
(330) 456-4356
Email:
north@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/6855461