Pick up a book by award-winning author Sandra Cisneros or discover a novel that you might like if you enjoy Cisneros’ work in this recommended book list. Cisneros visits the Library on April 16, 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of her classic The House on Mango Street.
The House on Mango Street
By Sandra Cisneros
In a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, this is the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago with all its hard realities of life. She captures her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories in order to rise above the hopelessness and create a space for herself.
Get to know the pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart in these books about her life and career or pick up a novel centered on her mysterious disappearance.
Amelia Earhart: A Biography
By Doris L. Rich
She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. Rich's exhaustively researched biography downplays the "What Happened to Amelia Earhart?" myth by disclosing who Earhart really was – a woman of three centuries, born in the 19th, pioneering in the 20th, and advocating ideals and dreams relevant to the 21st.
We’ve all seen them, they walk among us everyday. Some are more obvious than others. Here are a few ways you can spot them. They will probably be walking at a pace that will make you have to change course and go around them. They are usually male although every once in a while you’ll see a girl fall victim to this stigma. If you look hard enough you can witness their casual indifference towards work or goals. I’m talking of course about slackers.
Now slackers are not bad people and I, being a recovering procrastinator — thirteen months clean and sober — know a thing or two about what it’s like. However, there is a new trend in popular media I felt should be pointed out for those who would care to notice. Slackers are a growing portion of movie and television heroes. I’ve taken the time to identify their flaws that make them funny, but also their strengths and why they make for solid protagonists who are capable of vulnerable in their weaknesses and strong in their journey towards personal improvement in modern comedies.
The slacker in films have similar characteristics, a few changes here or there but most of their inner workings are pretty standard. The Subject must always be considered less desirable, not physically mind you. Making the person less than desirable usually involves more than one humiliating trait such as:
These ten nonfiction books explore the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and examine recent concepts in urban planning.
What is a City?: Rethinking the Urban after Hurricane Katrina
Edited by Phil Steinberg and Rob Shields
Dr. Jacob Wagner contributed to this collection of articles that examines the question, “What is a city?” Authors include urban planners, architects, policymakers, and geographers across many disciplines.