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Introduction to The House on Mango Street

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Danielle Helzer

on 20 April 2011

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Transcript of Introduction to The House on Mango Street

The story behind the story... Cisnero's Inspiration Author Info:
Grew up poor in Chicago
Only daughter among 7 children
Raised by Mexican father and Mexican American mother
Has felt like she stradles two cultures but doesn't feel like she belongs in either
Has worked as a teacher and counselor to high school dropouts, a writer, a college recruiter and a professor
Lives in San Antonio, Texas Book Info:
Published in 1984
A coming of age novel from the perspective of a young Latina girl, Esperanza, growing up in a Chicago ghetto
Esperanza is determined to say goodbye to the place she lives Book Format:
Broken into poetic vignettes (a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a trenchant impression about a character, an idea, or a setting and sometimes an object)
In first-person, present tense
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