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    Ah, Sandra Cisneros!

    • McKinney Public Library System

      The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros: A novel of a young girl, Esperanza Cordero, growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Her neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not the low expectations the world has for her. Recommended by Marci

    • Tawnie Chipman

      “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros - A coming-of-age story told through a series of vignettes. Esperanza Cordero learns what is means to grow up and be a part of Mango Street.

    • The American Library in Paris

      "The House On Mango Street," by Mexican-American author Sandra Cisnero deals with the conflict between integration into American society and remembering the traditions of Latino culture. The protagonist, Esperanza, tells her story in vignettes that allow the reader to see directly into the day by day activities of her life as she grows up in an impoverished Latin-American neighborhood.

    • Emma Thomas

      The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. 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.

    • Katherine

      The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, - Using short vignettes, Esperanza tells all about her childhood, hopes, and dreams.The reader witnesses Esperanza growing up in the vignettes, and the tone and speech change accordingly through the book. The book may seem simple, but there is a lot of social commentary to gleam from its pages.

    • Joelle Shappell-Wygant

      “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros, published by Random House. Cover by Edel Rodriguez *A book I've been meaning to read.

    • Marilyn Massaro

      “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros - Read in 1997 idk why i remember reading this in like 4th grade!

    • Rachel Butler

      The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, published by Random House. Cover by Edel Rodriguez - For a Spanish classroom library or English class, this book is a collection of vignettes about a girl (the author) growing up in Chicago in the 1960's. It could inspire instruction about different types of writing and stimulate creative writing pieces from students. I'd like my students to be exposed to more stories of people growing up in poverty, as many of our kids can relate.

    • Miss Porter's School

      The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros - 2012 Summer Reading List

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