One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern

Join us for our Fall 2013 read of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."

What do you think of the Fall 2012 choice?

One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern has announced the Fall 2012 book will be “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros. What do you think? Have you read it before, or will this be your first time? What are your thoughts going into the read? The themes seem to echo many that our youth here in Kern County face as they grow up — regardless of race or ethnicity. (Although the book will certainly resonate with our 40 percent Latino population.) Please feel free to post your thoughts in the comment field below.

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About Jennifer Burger

I teach journalism and multimedia storytelling at California State University, Bakersfield, where I also advise the student newspaper The Runner.

One comment on “What do you think of the Fall 2012 choice?

  1. Jennifer Thompson
    January 3, 2013


    We are in the process of launching our first ever “One Book, One Campus, One Community,” and are beginning with “The Other Wes Moore.” I’ve noticed that you’ve used this book before for this program and was wondering if your university had copies that they were no longer using that they would be willing to donate. Anything that you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration,

    Jennifer Thompson

    IU Northwest

    SGA President

    Savannah Center 217

    3400 Broadway

    Gary, IN 46408

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