The House on Mango Street Author:Sandra Cisneros Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-it is the story of a young Latina... more » girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.« less
This is a series of interconnected short stories about a girl named Esperanza and her new neighborhood that she moves to with her family, on Mango Street. This is Sandra Cisneros' first book and is fit for young adults as well as grown-ups. I read this a couple of years ago for a college assignment and many times since then; I absolutely love this book. It is a very good book and makes a few points about growing up female and Latina in the United States. Short and easy to read with chapters of only a page or two.