Childrens Literature Review

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The language in this book uses fairly simple words, but holds extremely complex ideas.Culturally, everyone described in this book is fairly poor.Eventually the wave grows stormy and angry and brings sea monsters into the house.

The language in this book uses fairly simple words, but holds extremely complex ideas.

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Each chapter is much like an extended poem, very rhythmic and descriptive.

The narrator has a very strong voice that carries through the entire book that makes many of the chapters very emotional.

Interdisciplinary Connections: This book would be a wonderful resource in an art class.

Each chapter has a very distinct mood and rich imagery- a great project would be to assign students different chapters and have them create a visual book with an image for each chapter.

The main character, and many of the characters described in the book are Hispanic.

Additionally, much Hispanic and Latino culture is described throughout the book.

Many of the chapters are about people who are trapped on Mango Street due to the circumstances in their life.

The narrator tells the story of growing up on Mango Street- describing people she meets, growing up, being sexually assaulted, and eventually moving away from Mango Street.

Genre: Realistic Fiction Descriptive Annotation: How I Survived Fifth Grade is written from the perspective of fifth grader, Elliot.

Elliot is the smallest boy in fifth grade- he has been getting made fun of his entire life.


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