The House on Mango Street

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Vintage Books, 2000 - Fiction - 110 pages
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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  - Helixer - Borders

Pros: Awesome use of writing devices. Flows as freely as poetry. Cons: There are some unanswered questions throughout the book, though some people might like that. I'm actually reading this in ... Read full review


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Ordered this book it was required for a 10th grade English class. Good read & arrived just s few days after we ordered it! ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Sandra Cisneros was born 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 numerous books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, Have You Seen Marie?, and A House of My Own: Stories from My Life. She has received numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award, and the Thomas Wolfe Prize.

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