NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.
The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
“Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage ... and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We loved The House on Mango Street, a short but sweet coming-of-age novel. Esperanza Cordero is a Latina girl in Chicago; her story’s told in poetic vignettes that showcase her yearning for a better life and a home like the ones she sees on TV. Sandra Cisneros’ brilliantly written book is both funny and heart-wrenching, exploring themes like poverty and chauvinism. She brings to life the different characters who inhabit Esperanza’s world and celebrates the gift of writing, which ultimately lets her protagonist spread her wings and be free.
Esperanza Cordero, a girl coming of age in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, uses poems and stories to express thoughts and emotions about her oppressive environment. no PW review
We must never forget where we come from!
I love this book. This is the second time that I read it because of the great memories that come to my mind. As a Latin woman, the Three Sisters is one of my favorite chapters because it is very sincere. I feel that many people may be identified with Esperanza, especially those who had been raised in a poor neighborhood or suffered discrimination because of its social and/or economic disadvantages. We must never forget where we come from!
House on mango street
Amazing book. Love it.
Terrible just talks about a girl who wants a new house because the one she got isn’t good enough she should be grateful.