This month we met at our house and we discussed the House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. We were five moms and six daughters, in 6th and 7th grades. We had these comments:
- the language is poetic
- the daughter feels ashamed of her home
- all women and girls feel that they are different
- the women keep the families going
- every man is suspicious
- it’s not so great to be pretty
- names and naming are important
The next book we read is Home for the Holidays: Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick.
I have signed myself and the girls up for Girls Leadership Institute in March. It’s expensive and I have to save some money in the coming months from my writing and teaching to pay for it.
As I was sitting in the circle last night, talking about this book with my book-loving friends, old and young, I felt we are already in a leadership group. Sharing the truths found in books is a way to talk about yourself, your values and girls’ leadership.