The House on Mango Street
novel in verse
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.
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
struggle; coming of age
Cisneros, Sandra, "The House on Mango Street" (2009). Diverse Families. 2136.