You have arrived, and I am thrilled to meet you. I truly believe your voices matter! Your thoughts matter and how you construct your thoughts matter because you matter! As we come together this year to reflect on cultural voices of past and present, you will be given the opportunity to analyze the "Why", as you read text and put on your analytical thinking caps to discuss, debate, and write critical and analytical responses. As young men and woman coming of age within our American culture it is important that you discover and construct your power through words and the written text. Please, make sure you have completed the summer reading of House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Click link at the bottom of the page class to see the assignment.