The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street is an important work that depicts the self-discovery and maturation of a Hispanic girl. She discovers not only herself, but also the culture that nurtured her.

Resources that I have found useful include the following:

Assignments & Schedule 

Academic Analysis  an interdisciplinary approach.

Biographical information

An interview with Cisneros (CBS radio)

Sandra Cisneros Official Web Site

Cisneros' controversial  house.

Review from Amazom.Com
Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros's greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago.Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics.

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong--not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

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