Today we began The House on Mango Street. We talked about the vignette project a little more and looked another example. We went over the guidelines and then we began to read the book. We read up the first six vignettes (up to "Laughter") and we began a question packet we will be using throughout the book. The questions cover details about the plot but they also include many questions that will help you think about your own life. You will find that Esperanza, the main character, has a different life than yours. Even if that's true, there are common experiences we can all relate to. For example, there is a vignette about her name and what it means to her. We all have a name and maybe your name will be something you will want to write a vignette about for one of your chapters.
Sandra Cisneros, the author of The House on Mango Street.