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The House on Mango Street (Paperback)

by Sandra Cisneros

High School Reading as an Act of Meaningful Aggression 4

I want my students to see reading as something combative, vulgar, assertive—a constant back-and-forth between reading and rereading, moments of stepping outside the text then coming back and battering at it with questions. Something better done in a flak jacket than pajamas.

Don’t Call It Chi-Town (And Other Things to Learn in Chicago Books) 4

Instead of best Chicago books, this selection focuses on books that use a Chicago-centric perspective to address challenges that other places similarly confront.

Make the Western Canon Great Again! 11

I’ll ban all books by immigrant writers until we can figure out what the hell is going on with the Western Canon.