Saturday Afternoon Reading: The House on Mango Street, Part 2

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

In this part of the story, we see more of the darker side of life in an impoverished community, and especially the struggles of women who are both figuratively and sometimes literally kept locked up by their circumstances–and the men in their lives. Esperanza vows that she will leave Mango Street someday, but will it ever leave her?

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

This was intended to be posted on Saturday, October 31, but was not due to a technical problem. We apologize for any inconvenience.