The House on Mango Street

Title

The House on Mango Street

Authors

Sandra Cisneros

Publisher

Vintage Contemporaries

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780679734772

Pages

128 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

870L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Incarceration; Poverty; Single parent; Multicultural; Addiction; Illness; Physical disability; single mom; single Dad; death of grandpa; death of aunt; grief; jail; prison; arrest; low income; cultural heritage; cultural differences; sickness; disease; blind; vision lost; low vision; alcoholism

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Puerto Rican

Keywords

struggle; coming of age

Diversity Impact

direct

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