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La Casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

La Casa en Mango Street (original 1984; edition 1994)

by Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska (Translator)

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Title:La Casa en Mango Street
Authors:Sandra Cisneros
Other authors:Elena Poniatowska (Translator)
Info:Vintage (1994), Edition: Anv, Paperback, 112 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned

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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (1984)



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Very interesting set of short stories. The forward by the author describes how her personal background and the desire for authentic telling of her own stories led to her writing. The audio version is read by the author. This packs a lot of meaning into the stories. ( )
  deldevries | Feb 7, 2016 |
Narrated by author. A series of recollections of Esperanza Cordero about her neighbors, friends and Mango Street where she lives. Could be read by middle schoolers and mature older elementary. Recollections are basically those of a child. Recalls her Aunt Lupe who is dying of a disease, the mature Sally who attracts boys attentions even as she's suppressed by her father at home, Esperanza's wish for a real house, her playmates and sister Nemy.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This was an interesting look at LatinoAmerican life through the eyes of a child. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was an interesting look at LatinoAmerican life through the eyes of a child. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Esperanza's family has lived in 3 different places that she can remember before the House on Mango Street. For every time her mother has another child the family needs a larger living space and they move.

Although, her parents dream of winning the lottery & buying the house of their dreams, they will never realize their dream.

The book is made up of 46 short stories about life in the House on Mango Street: we meet Esperanza's family, neighbors & neighbors' families/relatives. She describes life in a typical Chicago Latino Barrio/neighborhood.

The stories are well written and maintain a true to life voice. I am happy to have the opportunity to re-read this book. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
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A las Mujeres
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We didn't alway live on Mango Street.
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Told in a series of vibrant vignettes, this is the story of Esperanza Cordera, a girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, in a neighborhood that is neither pretty nor easy. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, this is a moving story of a young girl attempting to rise above the hopelessness around her.
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Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.

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.

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For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.

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