The House on Mango Street
Books | Fiction / Coming of Age
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
Coming Of Age
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"4/5. Book was amazing. Sandra Cisneros has beautiful, inspiring writing and her book truely made me see the world in a different light. I'm not used to writing that isn't written with the quotation marks and the overly grammered writing. It felt like I was actually in Esperanzas mind and that I could feel her emotions. The amount of emotion and dedication put in this book is truely outstanding and is a must-read."