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House on Mango Street
House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
Here is Sandra Cisnero's greatly admired and best-selling novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children and their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, "The House on Mango Street" has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics even as it depicts a new American landscape. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, "The House on Mango Street" tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. "The San Francisco Chronicle" has called "The House on Mango Street" "marvelous... spare yet luminous. The subtle power of Cisnero's storytelling is evident. She communicates all the rapture and rage of growing up in a modern world." It is an extraordinary achievement that will live on for years to come.
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Honeybeebooks
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I don‘t know how I missed this when it was first published! Sandra Cisneros had me at the introduction of this 25th anniversary edition. Beautifully written, at times funny and poignant, these essays provided a glimpse of a beautiful soul striving to be and be understood. I loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hooked_on_books
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Cisneros paints a picture, in short vignettes, of a childhood and a community. She captures both the universality of life and the particularities of the Latinx people inhabiting the stories. I liked this.

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Honeybeebooks
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“You can never have too much sky. You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky,…”

Loving this work by Sandra Cisneros.

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britt_brooke
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“Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem.”

Deblovestoread Otherwise known as heaven…lol 3mo
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britt_brooke
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“The dog is big, like a man dressed in a dog suit, and runs the same way its owner does, clumsy and wild and with the limbs flopping all over the place like untied shoes.”

Karisa Love her descriptions! Haven‘t read that one in ages (college?)—might be time for a revisit! 3mo
britt_brooke @Karisa Yes! Do it! Her descriptions are incredible. I‘ll definitely revisit this one in a few years. 3mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Absolutely stunning collection of vignettes rendering scenes from Esperanza‘s life as she discovers the power of womanhood. This has been on my shelf for ages, and I‘m so grateful my IRL #bookclub got me to finally pick it up. Definitely one of my top reads this year!

rachelk I loved this one too! 3mo
Suet624 I haven‘t read this either. Did they make a movie of it? 3mo
britt_brooke @rachelk 🤍🤍 3mo
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britt_brooke @Suet624 I‘m not sure. I need to find out! It‘s a lovely book. I have a few passages I need to post. I snapped pics along the way. 3mo
Cinfhen Puzzle & book combo = outstanding 🙌🏻 read this book with my son when he was in middle school- he‘s now 27!!!!so a very long time ago. I think i need to reread!!! 3mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Aw, love that memory! 🤍 3mo
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Nutmegnc
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The author speaking and reading this morning from her new book.

BkClubCare Oh YAY! 🌟 4mo
Nutmegnc She was amazing!! 4mo
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LeaKell
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This book was like medicine.

LeftyDv Yep. Cough syrupy. 6mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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I love the vignette style of this novella. I was surprised by how visceral the experience was in reading from the perspective of childhood, observing the lives around Esperanza and how often how they are affected by poverty, misogyny, and the displacement of immigration. Given the introduction, in which the author states that she added from her own life experience, now I really want to read the her memoir: A House of My Own. #novella

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Robotswithpersonality
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"...when I am a tiny thing against so many bricks, then it is I look at trees. When there is nothing left to look at on this street. Four who grew despite concrete. Four who reach and do not forget to reach. Four whose only reason is to be and be." [Four Skinny Trees continued]

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Robotswithpersonality
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"Their strength is secret. They send ferocious roots beneath the ground. They grow up and they grow down and grab the earth between their hairy toes and bite the sky with violent teeth and never quit their anger. This is how they keep."

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I read this for a discussion among teachers. This book is often used in 9th grade English. The vignettes create a strong sense of the culture of her neighborhood and work well for addressing multiculturalism in the classroom, as well as great thematic ideas.

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cant_i'm_booked
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I‘ve spent years trying to get into poetry; perhaps this book will finally give me that push. It‘s a moving amalgam of real women‘s stories intersecting on a fictional Chicago city block named Mango Street, riddled with poetic prose like: “…me and Nenny, we are more alike than you would know. Our laughter for example. Not the shy ice cream bells‘ giggle of Rachel and Lucy‘s family, but all of a sudden and surprised like a pile of dishes breaking.”

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criggs0807
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Short coming a age novel with a big message. Great choice we to tell esperanza's story though a series of vingrettes. It allows you to see how each situation impacts her and shapes her into the person she becomes.

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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This book was first published in 1983. The paperback featured is from 1984. I had no idea it was that old.
Only took me 39 years.... this is when I‘m happy I‘ve lived this long. Small book, big message.
Thats my powerful girl, Xena. She‘s nobody‘s fool🐾❤️

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ravenlee
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Beautiful little book! I wish I‘d read it years ago but am also kind of glad I never had to read it for school, as I‘m not sure I would have appreciated it as much. The voice reminded me a bit of Angelou in I Know Why…, but was still distinctive. I will definitely be reading this again, and might someday take a stab at the Spanish version (when I dust off my skills some more with kiddo).

megnews I loved this book 1y
kspenmoll Wonderful book! 1y
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rachelk
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This highly acclaimed book is written in the form of vignettes from the perspective of a Mexican American girl in a Hispanic neighborhood, which I believe was loosely based on the real life of Cisneros. I can see why it has been studied over the years by people of all ages. Since it can be read in one sitting, there‘s really no reason not to.

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MegCaldwell
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This was my first time reading and I can‘t believe it took me so long to read it! I love love loved the style, the voice, and the way the neighborhood becomes something else but stays a neighborhood.

Nute A favorite book of mine.🙂 10mo
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PMMREADS
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“She thinks people who are busy working for a living deserve beautiful little stories, because they don‘t have much time and are often tired.”

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mushroomszn
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this book was really short but sooo good. i had to read it for school but i really recommend it.

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IselaKay
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3️⃣
Finished! 3rd book for my Mexican American Literature class.

This is the 4th time I read this book & I like it more each time.

Sandra Cisneros captures the feeling of loving a culture you sometimes don‘t feel apart of or understand. Of daring to want something better and moving past the resentment of your situation—instead, replacing it with a drive to overcome and help others to do the same. Esperanza is so many young Hispanic Americans.

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AliceFaustus
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...grew despite concrete...

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LeeAntics
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This book is a “must have” for every First generation/Late generation American Latinos. To read the anecdotes that detail the loss of our mother tongue, the barriers of femininity and the flourishing of womanhood, along with the dual identity of poverty and humility, this book had me wanting more. Painting love languages of coming of age with the harsh reality many young girls and women face.

megnews I loved this. 2y
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kbuggle
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Catching up on some reading for work- this is a lovely book- writing is right on, and I read this in about one sitting.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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A intriguing book. 3.5/5
Read for the #Buzzwordathon - May is House or Home

I had this book on my TBR for ages so i‘m glad I finished got to it! 😊

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Larisssaa
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04/23/21
When she thinks to herself in her father Language, she knows sons and daughters don't leave their parents' house until they marry. When she thinks in English, she knows she should've been on her own since eighteen.
This can be relatable for many young adults when it comes to the stressful judgment point of the age to be left on your own. Many places have different cultures on this act, while others let you be.

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Allthebookclubs
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When I picked up this book last month I didn‘t realize it wasn‘t a novel, so I‘m glad I read reviewed before starting it. The writing was wonderful and I‘m glad for the real, although it was a pretty quick read. Book 11of 2021

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Soubhiville
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This is a very fast read, written in mostly one or two page vignettes. My favorite was about a neighbor giving three pairs of heels to three little girls and the fun they had trying them on and learning to walk in them, then realizing men were looking at them differently and abandoning the shoes.

Read for #Illinois #ReadTheStates2021

Lindy I read The House on Mango Street years ago and it left a deep, positive impression on me. The reason I love novels told in stories or, as in this case, vignettes, is because of the way a multifaceted texture develops. The place is vivid in my mind. Have you enjoyed other books where the setting is so important to the story? 2y
Soubhiville @Lindy I do love novels with a strong sense of place. Short stories are hard for me to connect with though. 2y
Soubhiville @Lindy there are definitely exceptions though... I loved Lauren Groff‘s Florida. Which definitely has the spirit of the land almost as a character. 2y
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Lindy @Soubhiville I think of novels-told-in-stories as a good entry point for readers who don‘t usually like short stories. You are proof that I am wrong. 🤗 2y
Lindy @Soubhiville I‘ve been meaning to read Florida for ages. Must get to it one of these days. 😊 2y
Soubhiville @Lindy I also really liked There There by Tommy Orange and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, which I think of in kind of the same vein? Maybe I didn‘t love Mango Street because of the YA lean? Or it could just be a case of reading it at the wrong time. I might love it at another point in my life. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Lindy @Soubhiville Yes, right book at the wrong time is definitely a possibility. Our brains are funny that way. 2y
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CoveredInRust
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I've always enjoyed Cisneros's poetry and also enjoyed this book. It's made of vignettes rather than a typical narrative and shiwcases an interesting blend of poetry and prose styles.

readordierachel Love this book! 2y
CoveredInRust @readordierachel I definitely can't wait to read more from her! 2y
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brandierickson
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Trying to potty train the toddler and it is NOT going well. So I‘m going to read this book and try not to be frustrated.

BookishMarginalia May the force be with you! 2y
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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Mehso-so

In December, I finally read this book that I wanted to read for a long time.

In small vignettes, we discover the life of Esperanza on Mango Street in Chicago.

No book crush for me, even if I enjoyed the ride. I really liked how Sandra Cisneros gave life and a voice to Mango Street, and its inhabitants. However, I know that it won't be a memorable read for me, the characters won't leave any imprint, it will just fade away.

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dearb00kshelves
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This collection of vingettes following a young girl growing up on Mango Street is beautifully written and gives small glimpses of a childhood that is often joyful but sometimes scary or sad. I missed out on reading this in school and I'm glad I could pick it up now. I also just wanted to say Caramelo my Cisneros is AMAZING so pick that up too! #youngadult #ya #shortstories

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wifey.n
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I compared stories/concepts of this book to female rights in Islam and I can confirm that Islam has given women rights 100%

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DeannaReadsandSleeps
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“She thinks stories are about beauty. Beauty that is there to be admired by anyone, like a herd of clouds grazing overhead. She thinks people who are busy working for a living deserve beautiful little stories, because they don‘t have much time and are often tired. She has in mind a book that can be opened any page and will still make sense to the reader who doesn‘t know what came before or comes after.”

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IselaKay
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There is a reason this is the third time I read this book—mostly because I have always found it relatable, which was especially crucial when I first read it at 11 years old. Esperanza was me, I was her, and in some ways still am.

Before I continue with the books I‘ve chosen to read the next couple of months, I‘m going to fit in at least 2 more by Hispanic/Lantinx authors for #HispanicHeritageMonth

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CaffeineAndCandy
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1. I met Twista he's a rapper from Chicago and I met a player for the Chicago Wolves hockey team
2. Health and family.

#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

Tagging anyone who would like to play and hasn't!

Thanks for the tag @Ruthiella 😊

Cosmos_Moon 🥰 have a happy Thursday 💜 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Thx @Cosmos_Moon you too!😊 2y
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IselaKay
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These are the books I plan to read in the next couple of months and I‘m starting with rereading “The House on Mango Street.” I first read it in elementary school, then again a few years ago, and now I‘m feeling the need to pick it up again!

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Allylu
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“When you leave you must remember to come back for the others...You will always be Esperanza. You will always be Mango Street. You can‘t erase what you know. You can‘t forget who you are.” #25 on #BookSpinBingo (only 1 square to go) #ReadingRush

Andrew65 Love this quote, must keep an eye out for this book. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Awesome progress!!!! 3y
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LadyBird
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A coming of age story. The author chooses a very vulnerable time in Esperanza's life where change is around every corner. Set in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago. Esperanza narrates in first-person present tense and she focuses on her day-to-day activities as well as observing others. I‘m glad that I read it, but it wasn‘t a favorite of mine.

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Copwithabook
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This was the first book I read in high school that was so different from what I knew of life. It blossomed something inside me that hungered for diverse literature, especially written by women of color. I‘m grateful to that high school English teacher who put this one in my hands! #pocliterature

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Jess_Franzino
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Book # 1 of #24b4Monday finished. A quick read/listen, but a powerful one. Very lyrical, yet very honest.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"They will not know I have gone away to come back. For the ones I left behind. For the ones who cannot out."

I was immediately enthralled with Esperanza's story. Sandra Cisneros is extremely talented at saying so much in few words. She paints a picture & draws the reader in so you start to think like the narrator, feel what she feels, & see what she sees. I hear that Cisneros has agreed for a tv series to be made & I'm looking forward to it.

readordierachel Love this book 3y
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TheBookHippie
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❤️

Soubhiville Gorgeous portrait! 3y
TheBookHippie @Soubhiville it‘s so lovely I had to share! I love all her books. 3y
Maria514626 Wow. The photo is beautiful! And it speaks volumes. So much to look at in it! 3y
OhBOOOOK Fab. 3y
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Nathan_Opland-Dobs
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⭐️

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Hestapleton
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In Week 8 of quarantine, I started craving wordy, lovely, thoughtful books. Books about real people with hurts that feel like mine. Words to wrestle with that don‘t go down easy. Cisneros‘s story was short but weighty, engaging, and delightful. A new favorite. Exactly what I needed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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