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The House on Mango Street: 05/15/21

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is one of those recent (meaning within my lifetime) classics apparently now widely taught that I've only just now read. I saw the book mentioned in The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas (2020) and decided to read it.

Esperanza Cordero shares her life through a series of vignettes. Many of them read like free form poetry. Each vignette covers a page or two and a singular topic. Together they build a portrait of a childhood in the Martin Luther neighborhood of Chicago.

Cisneros creates a very strong sense of place through the house, her neighbors' places, the nearby stores, and the houses she lived before Mango Street. Among more recently published books, The House on Mango Street is a good companion read to Like Home by Louisa Onomé (2021).

Four stars

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