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Sandra Cisneros: Guest Speaker

In my sophomore year of high school, I read Sandra Cisneros's novel The House on Mango Street. At the time, I thought very little of the novel as it was a book for class and, well, my impression on reading in high school was much different than it is now. I look back at the novel today and now understand how amazing it is.

I feel as if many of the themes in the novel represent many of the topics DePaul tries to stress in its classes. This book is a coming of age book. It is about a Chicano girl who is trying to find her place in this world. She deals with issues such as race, culture, gender, and economic issues.

Based in Chicago, it talks about the immense racial segregation in the city. The main character sets her mind on one day leaving where she lives and pursuing her dreams; however, this rarely happens in her neighborhood.

Now, I do not want to spoil the book for you all. I highly recommend reading it and am sure it will be worth your time. I am extremely excited that Sandra Cisneros will be speaking at DePaul. Along with her event, she will also be speaking at the commencement for the School of New Learning and will be earning an honorary degree.

Below is the link for more information on her and the event: