The House on Mango Street

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Vintage Books, Jan 1, 1991 - Fiction - 110 pages
8 Reviews
The story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.

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User Review  - Daniel Niew715271 - Goodreads

THOMS Reflection I do think this book was a good choice for an independent reading book. I liked the choice of the book because it exposed us to another way/style of writing. In this book the writer ... Read full review

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I do not know how to rate this. It reminds me of my mother. I am not sure I can separate it from my mom and rate it fairly. I wish my mother was more of a reader though. I think she would like this. Read full review

About the author (1991)

Sandra Cisneros was in Chicago, Illinois on December 20, 1954. She received a B.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago in 1976 and a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1978. She has worked as a college recruiter, an arts administrator, a teacher to high school dropouts, and a poet. She has also visited numerous colleges around the country as a visiting writer. She has written several books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, and Have You Seen Marie?. She has been honored with numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts.

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