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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 8W4.517854
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, 160 pages
Published on April 26, 1994 by Knopf
ISBN-10: 067943335X
ISBN-13: 9780679433354
6 Book Reviews
  • dicepusi-160562100727
    dicepusi-160562100727Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:14 am
    In life sometimes it is hard to speak up when you are sad or mad.In the story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros a girl named Rachel who’s birthday is today and she is turning eleven. At school she has a problem with her teacher ( Mrs.Price) ;She found a ugly sweater,and asks who’s it is. Everybody says “ Not Mine!” And then Rachel is accused that the sweater is hers. “Eleven” teaches me that sometimes it is hard to let go of things that made you mad. This is very hard for Mrs.Price,Saliva,and most of all Rachel. My first reason is hard for Mrs.Price because she does not accept that it is not Rachel’s witch makes her mad. In the text it says ‘ ‘’Rachel, No more nonsense But it’s not-now!!”. The text also says “ But the worst part is right before the bell rings for lunch. That stupid Phyliss Lopez,who is even dumber than Syliva Saldivar, says she remembers the sweater is hers. I take the sweater off right away and give it to her,only Mrs.Price pretends everything is okay.”This shows that Mrs.Price could be a little more kind. My second reason is that Sylvia needs to worry about herself because she blames that the sweater is Rachels. In the text it says “ Maybe I’m to skinny,maybe she dos not like me that stupid Sylvia Saldivar says “I think it belongs to Rachel”.The text also says “That she makes Rachel feel bad’’. This shows that Sylvia should worry about herself. My last reason is that Rachel needs to calm down when she is mad/sad because when she is sad she starts to overreact a little. In the text it says “Not mine,Not mine but Mrs.Price is already turning to page 32,and math problem number 4”.The text also says”But when the sick feeling and I open my eyes,the red sweater is still sitting on the corner of my desk like a big mountain’’. This shows that Rachel needs to calm down when she is sad/mad. As you can see,the characters in “Eleven” have a hard time speaking up. They go from quiet,to mumbling to talking.From now I am going to make sure if I need to talk,or if somethings not mine.Maybe sometimes it is hard for others to speak up because they are used to being quiet.This proves that Mrs.Price,Saliva,and most of all Rachel needs to take a deep breath.
    • dicepusi-160562100727
      dicepusi-160562100727Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:11 am
      In life sometimes it is hard to speak up when you are sad or mad.In the story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros a girl named Rachel who’s birthday is today and she is turning eleven. At school she has a problem with her teacher ( Mrs.Price) ;She found a ugly sweater,and asks who’s it is. Everybody says “ Not Mine!” And then Rachel is accused that the sweater is hers. “Eleven” teaches me that sometimes it is hard to let go of things that made you mad. This is very hard for Mrs.Price,Saliva,and most of all Rachel. My first reason is hard for Mrs.Price because she does not accept that it is not Rachel’s witch makes her mad. In the text it says ‘ ‘’Rachel, No more nonsense But it’s not-now!!”. The text also says “ But the worst part is right before the bell rings for lunch. That stupid Phyllis Lopez,who is even dumber than Sylvia Saldivar, says she remembers the sweater is hers. I take the sweater off right away and give it to her,only Mrs.Price pretends everything is okay.”This shows that Mrs.Price could be a little more kind. My second reason is that Sylvia needs to worry about herself because she blames that the sweater is Rachel's. In the text it says “ Maybe I’m to skinny,maybe she dos not like me that stupid Sylvia Saldivar says “I think it belongs to Rachel”.The text also says “That she makes Rachel feel bad’’. This shows that Sylvia should worry about herself. My last reason is that Rachel needs to calm down when she is mad/sad because when she is sad she starts to overreact a little. In the text it says “Not mine,Not mine but Mrs.Price is already turning to page 32,and math problem number 4”.The text also says”But when the sick feeling and I open my eyes,the red sweater is still sitting on the corner of my desk like a big mountain’’. This shows that Rachel needs to calm down when she is sad/mad. As you can see,the characters in “Eleven” have a hard time speaking up. They go from quiet,to mumbling to talking.From now I am going to make sure if I need to talk,or if somethings not mine.Maybe sometimes it is hard for others to speak up because they are used to being quiet.This proves that Mrs.Price,Saliva,and most of all Rachel needs to take a deep breath.
      • 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