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    DescriptionHere 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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    Title
    House on Mango Street
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sandra Cisneros
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 110
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 20 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679734772
    ISBN 10: 0679734775
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC051000
    Ingram Theme: CURR/LANGAR
    B&T Approval Code: A21850000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET070
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/HISPNC, ETHN/LATINO
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GTLAKE, CULT/MIDWST, GEOG/ILLINO
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CTHD/LANGAR
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3553.I78 H6 1991
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC056000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    30 April 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of two novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo; a collection of short stories, Woman Hollering Creek; two books of poetry, My Wicked Ways and Loose Woman; and a children's book, Hairs/Pelitos. She is the founder of the Macondo Foundation, an association of writers united to serve underserved communities (www.macondofoundation.org), and is Writer in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. She lives in San Antonio, Texas. Find her online at www.sandracisneros.com.
    Review quote
    "A classic. . . . This little book has made a great space for itself on the shelf of American literature." --Julia Alvarez""Afortunado"! Lucky! Lucky the generation who grew up with Esperanza and""The House on Mango Street. And lucky future readers. This funny, beautiful book will always be with us." --Maxine Hong Kingston"Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage...and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one." --Bebe Moore Campbell, "The New York Times Book Review""Marvelous...spare yet luminous. The subtle power of Cisneros's storytelling is evident. She communicates all the rapture and rage of growing up in a modern world." --"San Francisco Cronicle""A deeply moving novel...delightful and poignant.... Like the best of poetry, it opens the windows of the heart without a wasted word." --"Miami Herald""Sandra Cisneros is one of the most brillant of today's young writers. Her work is sensitive, alert, nuanceful...rich with music and picture." --Gwendolyn Books
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    Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros's greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics. 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 rundown 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.