The House on Mango Street – One of Tucson’s Banned Books

House on Mango Street

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do something about Arizona shutting down the Mexican-American studies program in Tucson. I wanted to show solidarity with the students there who are being denied their right to learn about their history.

Well, I don’t know if this is the way to do it, but I made a video last week where I read one of the books that has been banned from the curriculum. I then learned that there is an entire website devoted to doing this very thing. It’s called Banning History in Arizona.

In this video I read the first chapter from “The House on Mango Street.” It’s ne of the books that is not allowed to be taught at TUSD, the school district I graduated from many years ago. Let me know what you think.

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Comments: 2

  1. Christina Simon February 11, 2012 at 1:34 am Reply

    The House On Mango Street was one of my favorite book. Shame on them for banning it and the Mexican American studies program.

  2. Pam February 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm Reply

    That is really upsetting to hear. THAT book inspired me to write. THAT book helped me understand where my Mexican-American husband was coming from. That is terrible. I think what you’re doing is awesome and thank you for making me aware.

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