The House on Mango Street

By Cisneros, Sandra

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A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the worldlier the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

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.

This book appeared in Mrs. Laura Bush's Family Favorites list, for books to read out loud as a family or for independent readers.