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.
Perhaps you’ve seen the author, Wes Moore, on Oprah, or written about in an article. Maybe “The Other Wes Moore” has been on your list of books to read, or maybe this is your first time hearing about the book and its author. Share your initial thoughts here – your answers may surprise you after you’ve completed the book and return to the discussion.
- Why are you reading the book?
- What are you hoping to get out of it?
- What presumptions do you have going into the read?
- If you are reading the book as part of a group, what group is it and what do you think the group experience will be like?