"It's not always that a luscious writer can be a luscious reader of her own work. This must be the voice she hears in her head when she writes her magical prose."
-Julia Alvarez, author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Listen as Sandra Cisneros brings to life The House on Mango Street, her greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their 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.
The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and hard 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.
This timeless classic is now available, for the first time, unabridged. And what makes this a particularly special audio production is the fact that the author, Sandra Cisneros, reads.
A great coming of age story of a young girl. This is a book that I read in highschool and every know and then will pick up to remember the importance of childhood
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. 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
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2014/06/the-house-on-mango-street.html...Continua