Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros's greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents ...
parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics.Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong--not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is semi-autobiographical fiction. It is the tale of Esperanza Cordero, a young immigrant Latina girl. It is an unusual book in that it is written in a series of vignettes, each a page or two long. TheThe House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is semi-autobiographical fiction. It is the tale of Esperanza Cordero, a young immigrant Latina girl. It is an unusual book in that it is written in a series of vignettes, each a page or two long. The vignettes deal with everything from love and family to rape and death. Connecting the dots between the points of the vignettes gives you a picture of Esperanza's life
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While my brother was taking Chicano Lit classes at Fresno State, he would often bring home his books and share them with Mom and I. This was by far one of my favorite. Full of short stories and always colorful characters.