Saturday Afternoon Reading: The House on Mango Street, Part 1

This week, we’re reading the first part of the award-winning book The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros and published by Vintage.

This is a collection of evocative vignettes about a period in the life of Esperanza Cordero, daughter of a poor family in Chicago. Esperanza is just old enough to realize that her life is limited by the poverty her community faces and being a girl in what is very much a man’s world.

Please note that this book touches on sensitive topics and contains textual descriptions of violence and abuse.