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Jul 26, 2021dricco rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
“All brown all around, we are safe.” The chapters are brief, but packed with power! The voice of Esperanza is so authentic that by page 20, I felt as if I’d always known her and her life story! And everyone she knew, and everything…
Jul 21, 2021Super_Summer rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A classic coming-of-age book is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. This book is a little different from others, as it is told in a series of vignettes. It is about Esperanza, a young Latina girl who grows up in Chicago. In the…
Jul 02, 2021PHejazian rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Composed of vignettes, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros details the coming of age of Esperanza, a free-spirited Mexican-American girl. Esperanza faces hardships in her community from financial struggles to assault. She…
Jun 28, 2021
The House on Mango Street is a truly wonderful book. What makes it so unique is that it is a series of vignettes, each with a meaning of its own. The book is about the life and hardships of a young girl named Esperanza. Esperanza is from a…
Apr 20, 2021caseygassner rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a beautiful series of vignettes written from the perspective of a young girl named Esperanza. Esperanza is a free-spirited person, and sometimes that characteristic works against her. She is…
Apr 13, 2021
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a classic coming of age novel that shows the hardship of Hispanic communities. The story follows Esperanza, a young girl that moved to Chicago in the '60s and now lives in a poor Hispanic…
Mar 28, 2021uncommonreader rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Considered a classic a Chicano literature, these vignettes seem like a young adult book.
Mar 19, 2021
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Feb 21, 2021alexqise rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The House on Mango Street is a novel based on a year of the life of Esperanza, a 12-year-old Mexican-American girl. Her family moves into a house on Mango Street, which is much bigger and luxurious than their previous apartment. However,…
Jan 14, 2021ciyer24 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Sandra Cisneros’s coming of age novel, The House on Mango Street is a very realistic and relatable novel. A Hispanic girl named Esperanza faces the challenges of growing up and maturing, along with other hardships such as losing a loved…
Jan 03, 2021EpicEsh rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Many people have heard about The House on Mango Street. It's no surprise why: it is a winner of the American Book Award, it has sold over six million copies, and it is pretty much a required reading in high school. With this being the…
Oct 31, 2020
The House on Mango Street is a very well known book that many people have read. The book is made up of a series of vignettes. The main character is Esperanza, who is a young Chicana girl living in Mango Street. In the beginning, Esperanza…
Jul 13, 2020RebelBelle13 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful look into the life of a Latina girl growing up in Chicago 40 plus years ago. The vignettes are short, but powerful. We get just enough of a glimpse into each of these moments of Esperanza's life to understand what and who…
Jan 28, 2020
"I write because the world we live in is a house on fire, and the people we love are burning."
Feb 07, 2018
Beautiful poetry about growing up Hispanic in Urban Chicago.
Melissa_RA_Librarian
Aug 25, 2017
A story told in vignettes and language that is poetic. This book captures moments from young Esperanza's life, and her neighborhood on Mango Street. Some stories are hopeful and full of joy, while other stories are devastating. The…
Jan 22, 2017EmmeliaM rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I had to read this for school. It's one of the most boring books I've ever read.
Dec 17, 2016mayog rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The book is deceptively simple, almost lean, in prose. At times it reads more like poetry. However, as the story progresses we follow a young Chicana as she moves from childhood to adolescence and finds her own voice and her own…
May 11, 2016PimaLib_CinthiaT rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
My very favorite all time books to teach. I taught this every year to my 7th graders. It brings up many issues for tweens. They enjoyed class discussions. I also had them create/paint a giant map with each house in the Mango Street…
Feb 10, 2016LPL_KateG rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I especially enjoyed the introduction by the author in this edition. Cisneros has a beautiful, descriptive writing style, and I look forward to exploring more of her writing. This one is suitable for around middle-school and older!
Jul 28, 2015msemos rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed most of the episodes in this book. it is a world that I knew nothing about and I thought that this was great introduction to what she had experienced
Jul 20, 2015
I don't know if am the only one but at first I didn't like this book but as I continue to read it I enjoyed it
Jul 19, 2014Widentza rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I learned that sometimes you might be in the right place but don't realize it. And where you live makes you who you are based on the experiences you have and the people around you.
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Jul 15, 2014orange_turtle_200 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I thought this book because it wasn't just a story it was many stories that made up her neighborhood
Feb 25, 2014librarygirl_6 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
wonderful vignettes of a Latina girl growing up in Chicago; really gives you a feel of life for her. Bonus for this 25th anniversary edition is the introduction written by Cisneros which outlines the process of writing this book and her…