Book Discussion: House on Mango Street

09/14/23 @ 7:00pm –
09/14/23 @ 8:30pm

Kennedy Conference Room

Kennedy Library

Registration is required.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  Free copies are available while supplies last to those who wish to join the discussion and have registered.  Request your copy at the Kennedy or Westergard information desks.  

Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros’s greatly admired novel of a Latina girl growing up in Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents, and grandparents taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics.

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong — not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza’s story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.


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