• I wanted to write something in a voice that was unique to who I was. And I wanted something that was accessible to the person who works at Dunkin Donuts or who drives a bus, someone who comes home with their feet hurting like my father, someone whos busy and has too many children, like my mother.

    "'House On Mango Street' Celebrates 25 Years". "Morning Edition" with Renee Montagne, April 9, 2009.