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Told in a series of vibrant vignettes, The House On Mango Street is the story of Esperanza Cordera, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. For Esperanza, Mango Street is a desolate landscape of concrete and run-down tenements where she discovers the hard realities of life - the fetters of class and gender, the spectre of racial enmity and the mysteries of sexuality. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, Esperanza is able to rise above hopelessness and create for herself "a house all of my own quiet as snow, a space for myself to go" in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.
Hardcover, 110 pages
ISBN-10: 0329073729
ISBN-13: 9780329073725
4 Book Reviews
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  • hey
    heyThursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm55 stars
    This is a really good book! I'm reading it in L.A. for a project! Woohoo! :/
    • kcjkb
      kcjkbSunday, March 15, 2015 at 10:34 am
      I really liked this book, but it got a bit confusing at times... It's one of those books that make you dig through the text to find the "moral" and purpose of the book.
      • ikyra_marie
        ikyra_marieSunday, March 16, 2014 at 10:40 am
        This is a wonderful book that contains a bunch of short stories.Every chapter is in a different point of view from different characters and i read it in about 2 days in spanish.It carries a very good and helpful message too.the story starts of where the main character dreams of having her perfect dream house for her family to live in so tey don't have to keep moving to different places every few weeks and months.She wants a real home.The story then goes on to tell the stories that formed the girl's childhood and how she matures.There is a bad incident that happens to her.May be alittle boring for some people.Sandra Cisneros is a great writer and I love all of her books and stories and short stories in our literature books!
        • gum98
          gum98Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 11:27 am
          This collection of short stories are very good. You have to read them all though or the story doesn't make a lot of sense