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The House on Mango Street Acclaimed By Critics, Beloved By Readers Of All Ages, Taught Everywhere From Inner City Grade Schools To Universities Across The Country, And Translated All Over The World, The House On Mango Street Is The Remarkable Story Of Esperanza Cordero Told In A Series Of Vignettes Sometimes Heartbreaking, Sometimes Deeply Joyous It Is The Story Of A Young Latina Girl Growing Up In Chicago, Inventing For Herself Who And What She Will Become Few Other Books In Our Time Have Touched So Many Readers.


About the Author: Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954 Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation Cisneros is the author of two novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo a collection of short Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954 Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation Cisneros is the author of two novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo a collection of short stories, Woman Hollering Creek two books of poetry, My Wicked Ways and Loose Woman and a children s book, Hairs Pelitos She is the founder of the Macondo Foundation, an association of writers united to serve underserved communities www.macondofoundation.org , and is Writer in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio She lives in San Antonio, Texas



10 thoughts on “The House on Mango Street

  1. says:

    Ever since middle school when I discovered the writings of the amigas, I have jumped at the opportunity to read novels written by Hispanic women Despite my life long love of this genre, I have never until now had the privilege of reading Sandra Cisneros A House on Mango Street Cisneros is a torch bearer for the Hispanic women writers who I love to read today, so I feel privileged to have read her first novel, now over 30 years old Sandra Cisneros grew up on Chicago s north side on Keeler str Ever since middle school when I discovered the writings of the amigas, I have jumped at the opportunity to read novels written by Hispanic women Despite my life long love of this genre, I have never until now had the privilege of reading Sandra Cisneros A House on Mango Street Cisneros is a torch bearer for the Hispanic women writers who I love to read today, so I feel privileged to have read her first novel, now over 30 years old Sandra Cisneros grew up on Chicago s north side on Keeler street, not far from where my grandmother s family settled when they first came to the United States over half a century earlier than the Cisneros family Recognizing street names and places, I felt an instant comradeship with Cisneros Additionally, she attended the University of ...


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    It s a little after 2am I m having the dreams The ones that blindside me and have that weird echo is or isn t this real Sleep isn t going to happen What s new I leave my room to check out the house Doors locked Check Kids asleep Check whoa, hold up a minute Em is awake She s sitting in the living room illuminated by a booklite She s got about 4 blankets piled on top of her and she s reading Reading I m used to the insomnia, on both our parts we knock around each other, say It s a little after 2am I m having the dreams The ones that blindside me and have that weird echo is or isn t this real Sleep isn t going to happen What s new I leave my room to check out the house Doors locked Check Kids asleep Check whoa, hold up a minute Em is awake She s sitting in the living room illuminated by a booklite She s got about 4 blankets piled on top of her and she s reading Reading...


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    Book Review4 out of 5 stars to The House on Mango Street, a short series of vignettes published in 1984 and written by Sandra Cisneros Picture it Long Island, August 1995 18 year old college student receives a letter in the mail, revealing two books he must read prior to attending the freshmen orientation seminar on his first day of college later that month Young kid says They re giving me work to do already WT It went something like that And it wasn t that I didn t want to read,Book Review4 out of 5 stars to The House on Mango Street, a short series of vignettes published in 1984 and written by Sandra Cisneros Picture it Long Island, August 1995 18 year old college student receives a letter in the mail, revealing two books he must read prior to attending the freshmen orientation seminar on his first day of college later that month Young k...


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    I make a story for my life, for each step my brown shoe takes Esperanza Cordero, a Mexican American girl living in poverty, gives a soaring voice to a multitude of characters who otherwise would remain in darkness all their pitiful lives Echoing the undying optimism even in the most wretched place, Esperanza stands for sunny days, for light and memories In the midst of countless insignificant young adult books, The House On Mango Street stands out Awe inspiring writing with a powerful messaI make a story for my life, for each step my brown shoe takes Esperanza Cordero, a Mexican American girl living in poverty, gives a soaring voice to a multitude of characters who otherwise would remain in darkness all their pitiful lives Echoing the undying optimism even in the most wretched place, Esperanza stands for sunny days, for light and memories In the midst of countless insignificant young adult books, The House On Mango Street stands out Awe inspiring writing with a ...


  5. says:

    Partly biographical, partly fiction, this wonderful book by Sandra Cisneros is an influential coming of age story that is still being used in schools today Cisneros, born in Chicago in 1954 to Mexican parents, an only girl with 7 brothers, experienced a transient early childhood as the family moved back and forth from Chicago to Mexico But when she was 11 they settled down and bought a house in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago, predominantly Puerto Rican, and it was from her life experiences Partly biographical, partly fiction, this wonderful book by Sandra Cisneros is an influential coming of age story that is still being used in schools today Cisneros, born in Chicago in 1954 to Mexican parents, an only girl with 7 brothers, experienced a transient early childhood as the family moved back and forth from Chicago to Mexico But when she was 11 they settled down and bought a house in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago, predominantly Puerto Rican, and it was from her life experiences there she drew t...


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    The description on goodreads describes this as a novel It is not a novel It isn t a collection of stories either The word is vignette snapshots of significant moments, people, in young Esperanza s day to day life, sprinkled with her understanding that she will leave this House on Mango Street, and the Houses not on Mango Street that could be on Mango Street, and write, but that Mango Street will never leave her There is no central plot line or conflict Some charac...


  7. says:

    Original pub date 1984 This is another one of those reading list classics that I figured I should try Especially since it s really short The book consists entirely of vignettes from the author s childhood in a poor section of Chicago The writing is beautiful and spare no vignette is longer that 2 or 3 pages and the font is huge and widely spaced It reads like poetry, really the words are potent and evocative rather than exhaustively descriptive.My reading of this book actually h Original pub date 1984 This is another one of those reading list classics that I figured I should try Especially since it s really short The book consists entirely of vignettes from the author s childhood in a poor section of Chicago The writing is beautiful and spare no vignette is longer that 2 or 3 pages and th...


  8. says:

    This was beautiful


  9. says:

    I had the opportunity to meet Sandra in one of her book readings and I was so overcome with emotions I was part babbling, part crying and part laughing with joy I had to thank her because there was finally someone in the literary world that understood me and was able to tell stories that were similar to mine growing up as a Mexican in Chicago I adore this book because I finally felt like I wasn t alone I ve seen so many st...


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