"I knew then I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to. But this isn't it. The house on Mango Street isn't it. For the time being, Mama says. Temporary, says Papa. But I know how those things go."
A critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street has been enchanting readers for more than thirty years.
The story centers around Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, whose feelings and experiences are detailed through a series of raw, heartfelt vignettes that tell a touching tale of self-discovery, displacement, the quest for a better life, the importance of family - and the importance of love.
A stunning and cathartic expression of her own life, Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street has touched the hearts of thousands and has become a powerful, relevant piece of work not only for the Latino community, but for communities everywhere.
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