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Description: The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and hard beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of life in Hispanic community and a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. © Random House


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  • Sandra Cisneros reads (part of) House on Mango Street
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