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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42,859 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Cisneros Narrator: Liliana Valenzuela Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Celebrado desde su publicacion inicial como el relato clasico de una muchacha del barrio latino de Chicago, La Casa en Mango Street ha sido elogadio por los criticos, acogido por los ninos y sus padres y abuelos y estudiado por todas partes, desde escuelas primera vez en una edicion en espanol, traducido por una de las mas reconocidas figuras literarias de Mexico, La Casa en Mango Street esta a la disposicion de los miles de lectores latinos a quien este libro ha dado voz.

A veces desgarrador, a veces intensamente alegre, La Casa en Mango Street relata la historia de Esperanza Cordero, en cuyo barrio conviven realidades crueles y una belleza severa. Esperanza no quiere pertenecer, ni a su barrio ni a las bajas expectativas que el mundo le ofrece. La historia de Esperanza es la de una joven intentando alcanzar su propio poder e inventar sup propio futuro.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 2/13/2014

    " This was a delightful litte read. In somewhat a similar style as The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien in that it featured little, almost poetic vignettes that rolled into one another, leaving off and picking up various themes throughout. I would highly recommend reading this work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/13/2014

    " A good book if teaching figurative language. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaleb | 2/11/2014

    " Shit book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliazar | 2/9/2014

    " An interesting conversation starter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 2/4/2014

    " I'm sorry to say I did not like this book. I really wasn't sure what the heck was really going on. It seemed to me like part ryhmes, poetry and short stories all rolled up in one. I guess I was left thinking...What? I know some really seem to like this. I will be reading her other book called "Caramelo". The library has picked it for a community read. So I will see about that one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cait | 1/29/2014

    " This is one of those books, lyrical and emotionally vital, that echoes inside you long after you've finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 1/23/2014

    " I really liked this book.. a very quick read and very meaningful in terms of living through anothers experiences...and helping realize the world and their communities are diverse and the message of Remember where you came from and always go back to help others whom can't leave .... the messages are powerful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kienie | 1/20/2014

    " There is a beauty to the language, an originality to the descriptions. Some passages grab me by the heart and squeeze. This is a book about wanting. When one's life is easy, one sometimes forgets the pain of longing, the constricting and liberating sensation of desire. This is my emotional response. Perhaps later I will come up with one more intellectual and analytical. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ms. Palubicki | 1/19/2014

    " Unsure. Possibly going to update rating when I have a chance to study it more. This seems like a book that needs at least two more readings to get everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 12/28/2013

    " This is a book I never would have picked up, but really glad that it was chosen for one of my bookclubs. The imagery is fascinating. The author really knows how to choose words. Each vignette is poignant and full of meaning. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle Barron | 12/21/2013

    " this book is about a girl named espanoza and her famliy have moved to a lot of different houses before "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 500shadowknight | 12/9/2013

    " This coming of age book is a great story but it's not my type of book. It is full of vignettes (poems) that I will someday understand, but I don't get them now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy Gray | 11/26/2013

    " The House On Mango Street is perfect for me!! It's a very good book!! Loved it!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Isabella Falcigno | 11/11/2013

    " I did not like this book at all! I found this book to be very dull and boring. Its just about this girl who moved on mango street and her adventures that take place there. Each chapter is about two pages long and not much detail is included. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sidney Rhoads | 6/5/2013

    " English 2PreAP in class "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kesha | 5/20/2013

    " These tales put me in the mind of Seedfolks. Each story stands on its own yet they have connectedness. I found several of the vignettes were very humorous. The double dutch scenes were awfully amusing and the tales where the dozens were played in reference to the mother's feet was comical. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber Clermont | 3/16/2013

    " I didn't really enjoy the vignettes because I'm used to normal chapters that come together nicely. Very hard to understand based on the language usage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody Min | 12/14/2012

    " Poetic and very free-flowing. There are a lot of motifs in the book that I still don't understand, but it's just fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ella rose marion | 3/26/2012

    " soooooo good!!!!!!! ik people mite think its boring but it isn't!!!!!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Giacomo Casanova | 1/29/2012

    " I remember having to read this book in High School. This is one of the most boring books that I have ever read in my entire life. Reading the book was pure torture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hailey Zanesky | 12/12/2011

    " Even though we had to read it in school i thought it was pretty good. I understand what the author was trying to say unlike in the other book we had to read. I also like the theme of the book wich was freedom. There were alot of good quotes in this book that i thought were meaningful and important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Wells | 11/10/2011

    " I read this book a few years ago in English, so I decided to read it in Spanish! I liked it even more this time, and I think I "got it" better. Probably if I read it a third time, it would really click! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Ma | 10/17/2011

    " Too confusing for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 6/25/2011

    " This novel didn't take more than a couple of hours to read. It is a collection of short vignettes from the authors life. Her writing is quite poetic, but a little uneven and some chapters held my interest more than others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 6/4/2011

    " Read it in ELA class. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aziza | 5/21/2011

    " Not one of my favorites, but it had a good theme. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 15till | 5/20/2011

    " I don't think this book went anywhere, a girl starts out with three dollars and a dream and ends up with 1/4 of a bike and a dream. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddie | 5/20/2011

    " My introduction to vignettes.
    I think there was this chapter about the sky I enjoyed...Honors English, Mattessich sophomore year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 5/18/2011

    " Vignettes about life from the perspective of a Latina child in an American city - poignant and beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 5/16/2011

    " I enjoyed it and it was a very fast read however not the best book ever if you know what i mean. My copy was used and this girl had written in it and she summarized the chapters and every thing which was very useful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/16/2011

    " The vignettes expose you to the complex Latin American culture in a beautiful light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geneal | 5/13/2011

    " I love this book because it reads like poetry. The themes of gender, alienation, and culture clash are powerful throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 5/13/2011

    " I love Cisnero's poetic language. She uses figurative language beautifully. The story is one of triumph over obstacles. This was an inspiring, captivating novel that is definitely on my to re-read list. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andronike | 5/11/2011

    " I read this book for the first time with my Freshman English class. They really got in to it; I, however, have yet to figure out what the big deal is with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 5/10/2011

    " lovely, lyrical vignettes bearing witness to a poverty and culture. no discernible plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 5/9/2011

    " I actually liked the book, especially for its creativity and neatness. The writing is excellent, and all of the small stories are interconnected, but work exceptionally well on their own. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 5/9/2011

    " i just didnt understand the point of this book... "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is an American writer best known for her acclaimed first novel The House on Mango Street, and her subsequent short story collection, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. Her work experiments with literary forms and investigates emerging subject positions, which Cisneros attributes to growing up in a context of cultural hybridity and economic inequality that endowed her with unique stories to tell. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and is regarded as a key figure in Chicana literature.