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    Herstory September: Mango Street

    Herstory September: Mango Street
    • Herstory September: Mango Street
    • Herstory September: Mango Street
    • Herstory September: Mango Street

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    HerStory Yarn and Book Club

    Mother of Purl is excited to join the Knitted Wit monthly yarn and book club called HerStory.  Each month a book and author are chosen and, using the inspiration of the book, Knitted Wit dyes a limited-edition yarn to celebrate the writing of the featured author.

    We start this month, September, with a focus on author Sandra Cisneros, who is best known for her first novel, The House on Mango Street, which has inspired this month’s featured yarn aptly called Mango Street.  It's a perfect feature for September as kids head back to school because it is a staple in many school districts in America.  This is a coming-of-age story that centers on a Mexican-American family living in poverty with themes of social class, race, sexuality, identity, and gender interwoven throughout the novel.

    Because the novel deals with sensitive subject matters, such as domestic violence, puberty, sexual harassment, and racism, it has faced challenges and threats of censorship, despite having won several major literary awards and being a New York Times bestseller.

    The Mango Street colorway is bright and powerful, much like the culture Cisneros reflects in her writing. The inspiration came from the gorgeous first-edition cover of The House on Mango Street photographed here. Book not included with purchase.

    Fiber Content – 80% Super Wash Merino, 20% Nylon
    Weight – Fingering
    Needle Size – US 1 - 3 / 2.25mm 3.25mm
    Hook Size – US B - D  / 2.25mm - 3.25mm
    Skein Weight – 4 oz / 113 grams
    Skein Yardage - 420 yards / 384 meters
    Care – Hand wash cold. Lay flat to dry.
    Country of Origin – United States

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