Good afternoon, and welcome to the weekend!
Today we had a lively discussion in class about the sexual harassment that Esperanza faces in the most recent stories. She is harassed in The Family of Little Feet, and suffers an actual assault, albeit a minor assault (if there is such a thing) in The First Job. Esperanza is learning what it means to grow up as a woman in her community.
We discussed what the purpose was of including this information, and had a general discussion on these topics including who is responsible when women are cat called, and how these norms differ from one community or culture to the next.
Homework: read "Sally," "What Sally Said," and "The Monkey Garden" for Monday.