Chicago writers – Gwendolyn Brooks

Born June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, Gwendolyn Brooks came to Chicago at six weeks old, her family bringing her to the city as part of the Great Migration. For the rest of her life, her identity and her work would be greatly influenced by Chicago. Brooks attended Forestville Elementary School, going on to Hyde... Continue Reading →

Writers from Chicago – Sandra Cisneros

Growing up a fairly privileged kid in the Western Suburbs, it wasn't until my sophomore year of high school that it became very clear my experience was not the norm. In grade school my teachers were always talking about how bad off people had it in other countries (the common refrain was, "Eat your food,... Continue Reading →

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