Excerpt from Makers:
But there was a moment when I got really angry, and I said: “I’ll show you. I’m going to write something you can’t say is wrong.” And anger, I think, is great, if you don’t use it to shoot yourself in the head. And I used it to write the book that I didn’t see in the library or in our classrooms, and that’s how House on Mango Street was born.
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