Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, & translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.
Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who & what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
“Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage... and seduced with precise, spare prose, creating unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolute essential one.” (New York Times Book Review)