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Download The House on Mango Street Book ê 110 pages ð Moneyexpresscard ´ Acclaimed by critics beloved by readers of all ages taught everywhere from inner city grade schools to universities across the country and translated all over the world The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of EsperAcclaimed by critics beloved by readers of all ages taught everywhere from inner city grade schools to universities across the country and translated all over the w It’s a little after 2am I’m having the dreams The ones that blindside me and have that weird echo is or isn’t this real? Sleep isn’t going to happen What’s new I leave my room to check out the house Doors locked? Check Kids asleep? Checkwhoa hold up a minute Em is awake She’s sitting in the living room illuminated by a booklite She’s got about 4 blankets piled on top of her and she’s reading Reading? I’m used to the insomnia on both our parts we knock around each other say a few words and pretend to sleep It’s routine by now But to see her reading? She looks up at me and there are tears in her eyes Okay now I’m really testing that reality theory ‘Mom have you ever read The House on Mango Street?’Huh? I look over the book No Never even heard of it ’A novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago’ Okay assigned to a freshman English class in Northern Vermont Where ethnicity is reserved for the Somalian refugees that pepper Burlington but hardly touch the suburbs I’ll bite I pick it up it’s maybe an hour’s read Tops “We didn’t always live on Mango Street” Then I’m lost This is lyrical this is heart wrenching Words are married sentences consummated images borne that my white bread New England raised mind can’t comprehend except on an emotional level I’m in love “She looked out the window her whole life the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow”“You can never have too much sky You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky and sky can keep you safe when you are sad Here there is too much sadness and not enough sky”“Everything is holding its breath inside of me Everything is waiting to explode like Christmas I want to be new and shiny”“You know what you are Esperanza? You are like the Cream of Wheat cereal You’re like the lumps”“But I think diseases have no eyes They pick with a dizzy finger anyone just anyone”“There were sunflowers as big as flowers on Mars and thick cockscombs bleeding the deep red fringe of theater curtains There were dizzy bees and bow tied fruit flies turning somersaults and humming in the air Sweet sweet peach trees Thorn roses and thistle and pears Weeds like so many suinty eyed stars and brush that made your ankles itch and itch until you washed with soap and water”I’m caught in this world that Cisnero’s painted for me I’m hugging Alice who sees mice and wishing that Sire would hold my hand I’m drinking papaya juice with Rafaela and reading Minerva’s poems I’m hiding from Red ClownsI’m nostalgic for my own childhood For that freedom that kids today cannot relate to They have curfews and GPS chips in cell phones and mini LoJacks® implanted in their neck What do they know of freedom? What do they know about riding their ten speed through dark streets guided by the screams of their friends ahead of them? Will they ever hang out in vacant lots with their friend’s older brothers who hand them warm beer and try to feel up their shirts? Hell no not on my watch So thank you Sandra Cisnero Thanks for giving me back all those summer nights “They will not know that I have gone away to come back For the ones I’ve left behind For the ones who cannot out”

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S the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago inventing for herself who and what she will become Few other books in our time have touched so many readers Partly biographical partly fiction this wonderful book by Sandra Cisneros is an influential coming of age story that is still being used in schools today Cisneros born in Chicago in 1954 to Mexican parents an only girl with 7 brothers experienced a transient early childhood as the family moved back and forth from Chicago to Mexico But when she was 11 they settled down and bought a house in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago predominantly Puerto Rican and it was from her life experiences there she drew the ideas for her stories in The House on Mango Street As a child she experienced the ineualities that were connected to her culture her gender and her poor working class family Nevertheless she persisted and these experiences come to life in the character of Esperanza Cordero They are told in little vignettes short stories with a poetic feel to them This book reminded me in many ways of Jacueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming I think this one is in that must read category 45 stars

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The House on Mango StreetOrld The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking sometimes deeply joyous–it i The description on goodreads describes this as a novel It is not a novel It isn't a collection of stories either The word is vignette snapshots of significant moments people in young Esperanza's day to day life sprinkled with her understanding that she will leave this House on Mango Street and the Houses not on Mango Street that could be on Mango Street and write but that Mango Street will never leave her There is no central plot line or conflict Some characters go as uick as we meet them while others linger throughout the book or pop in here and there It could be a journal if Esperanza were a real girl writing in Chicago But while the vignette style of the book lacks the conventions of short stories or a novel The House on Mango Street shares one thing with those traditional literary fiction forms by the end of the book Esperanza is changed The snapshots she's stepped through and documented on paper have opened her eyes in a new way and she sees new avenues for her future She's transformed from a child to a young adult Each vignette is different and entertaining Some sad some funny some dreamy some fierce I was 16 when my grandmother gave me this book for Christmas and I think it rejuvenated my love for reading books GOOD BOOKS I'd been stuck on novels for school and Mary Higgins Clark since I turned 12 and reading Cisnernos led me to college to study English literature No jokeAlso though I already knew I wanted to be a writer this book opened my eyes to the excitement and versatility of voice in fiction The writer's use of a young first person point of view as the voice through to convey the often difficult unsavory realities in the adult world appealed to me greatly Subseuently I've been drawn to using this style of POV ever since