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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

The greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.

In The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros draws on her own experience as a Hispanic woman writer facing obstacles in a patriarchal community resistant to change. Published in 1984 to instantaneous acclaim, the book is made up of lyrical passages, interconnected vignettes, and meditations and observations that resemble prose poems. Cisneros's structurally and thematically bold work explores the often violent coming of age of a young Mexican-American woman.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.6
Lexile Measure
870L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
RA1 - RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
Genre
Classics, Realistic Fiction, Short Stories

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Sandra Cisneros

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