A beloved work of fiction – translated in dozens of languages and read by both adults and teens – The House On Mango Street has been in publication for over 30 years. Author Sandra Cisneros uses her own experiences growing up in Chicago to tell the story of fictional Esperanza Cordero.
Esperanza’s story begins when she and her family move into a house on Mango Street in a poor area of Chicago. Though she welcomes the change and has high hopes, things aren’t as picturesque as she expected. The house is smaller and her neighborhood is racially segregated. As a Chicana, or a Mexican-American girl, her and her family are apart of the Latino neighborhood. From the beginning Esperanza pictures life beyond Mango Street. Since she can’t leave yet, she adapts by making friends and having some good times, like exploring the neighborhood and playing double dutch. As a 12-year-old, struggles with her changing body, as well as adult emotions like grief and shame. Fortunately, Esperanza has writing to keep her company in a world that doesn’t seem escapable yet.
The House on Mango Street is a book that’s enjoyed by all readers, regardless of age. This popular fiction title is commonly a part of high school curriculum, university reading programs or book clubs. It’s emphasis on culture, ethnicity and social awareness makes it the perfect title for discussion. Order this popular book in bulk from BookPal to receive wholesale pricing. BookPal is one of the leading distributor of books in bulk and is dedicated to providing customers with dedicated customer service alongside brand new quality books. Request a quote or browse our extensive catalog for other education books in bulk, bargain books, and classroom novel sets.
Author: Sandra Cisneros
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