Title

Banned Book- The House on Mango Street

Presenting Author Name/s

Carmen Wright

Faculty Advisor

Alicia Defonzo

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority

Description/Abstract

My proposed podcast will be a further examination of the banned book “A House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros. I would like to further explore the various reasons the book has been challenged specifically as it relates to race. My focus will be on the impact the book has had both negative and positive on students and parents alike, while touching on my experience as a Hispanic women who read the book in middle school. I will explore the Arizona bill introduced in 2010 banning all Hispanic American studies and literature across the entire state of Arizona and how this impacted books such as ‘A House on Mango Street”. In addition to the challenged book my research will focus on the reasons behind the Arizona bill and the effects a ban such as this can have on different groups. My podcast will examine the pros and cons of the book and why schools should either continue or discontinue “The House on Mango Street”.

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Feb 2nd, 8:00 AM Feb 2nd, 12:30 PM

Banned Book- The House on Mango Street

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

My proposed podcast will be a further examination of the banned book “A House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros. I would like to further explore the various reasons the book has been challenged specifically as it relates to race. My focus will be on the impact the book has had both negative and positive on students and parents alike, while touching on my experience as a Hispanic women who read the book in middle school. I will explore the Arizona bill introduced in 2010 banning all Hispanic American studies and literature across the entire state of Arizona and how this impacted books such as ‘A House on Mango Street”. In addition to the challenged book my research will focus on the reasons behind the Arizona bill and the effects a ban such as this can have on different groups. My podcast will examine the pros and cons of the book and why schools should either continue or discontinue “The House on Mango Street”.