Title: The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Summary: This is a coming-of-age story about Esperanza Cordero who is a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago trying to make sense of the world around her. Told in short vignettes, the short chapters capture the child-like innocence in a heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking way.
Why I Am Recommending: Ugh, this book is so beautiful. I have read it multiple times and am in awe of Cisneros’s story telling and beautiful writing every time. I want to read every word of every chapter out loud to whoever is in the room with me because I want someone else to experience her story telling and beautiful words. Esperanza is such a great character and she is figuring out all of things she sees around her, but does so without filter and with the pureness of childhood. It is so spot on to a child’s voice you will forget this is a book and get fully immersed in Esperanza’s life. If you have not read this book, it is a must! P.S. It is a very, very short book!