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Afternoon Shift Book Club: 'The House on Mango Street' and a sense of home

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Afternoon Shift Book Club: 'The House on Mango Street' and a sense of home

The idea of "home" is one of the central themes of "The House on Mango Street." We want to tackle this aspect as we wrap up our November discussion of Sandra Cisnero's book, whose central character--a young girl--longs for a home. As the housing market recovers, what does Latino home-ownership look like in Chicago? How much of Latino household wealth is tied up in home-ownership? Is home ownership still a strong cultural value among Latino households? Joining us to help examine these questions and their many answers are Kristen Komara, Vice-President of Financial Services for The Resurrection Project; Gabriela Roman, Development Director of the Spanish Coalition for Housing; Nidia Roman, a housing counselor at the Spanish Coalition for Housing and Juan Garcia, a homeowner in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Photo credit: Wikimedia

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