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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street


by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street Resources


Sandra Cisneros's Official Website

Featuring a biography of the novelist as well as recommended study guides to her novels and cute, interactive animation that's sure to keep you occupied for at least ten minutes. You know, for when there aren't any new quizzes to take on Facebook.

The Macondo Foundation

An organization of socially-engaged writers that started meeting in Sandra Cisneros's kitchen in 1998.

Historical Documents

"What's the Problem with 'Hispanic'? Just Ask a 'Latino'"

An article from The New York Times discusses Cisneros's views on the matter.

"Hispanic or Latino?"

What happens when Sandra Cisneros hears you refer to her as Hispanic? Read this Washington Post article to find out (reprinted in The Seattle Times, August 26, 2003).

One Book, One Chicago

Chicago Public Libraries encouraged the entire city to read The House on Mango Street at the same time as part of their citywide book club. And you thought your English teacher had a tough job.


Mango Street on Stage

Scene from the Steppenwolf Theater Company’s 2009 performance of The House on Mango Street.

"My Name"

Actress Sandra Delgado’s dramatic performance of “My Name” is part of the Steppenwolf Theater Company’s 2009 performance of The House on Mango Street.

Sandra Cisneros on the PBS NewsHour

Ray Suarez interviews the novelist about her 2002 release, Caramelo, and we learn what a "Buddha-Lupeist" is.

Literary Visions

This 26-part series produced in 1992 by Maryland Public Television discusses literary analysis through a series of reenactments and interviews with authors, scholars, and critics. Sandra Cisneros is featured in two episodes, "The Sum of its Parts" and "Ways of Seeing." We thought this gem of a series had faded into oblivion, only to be remembered by those of us who stayed awake when the substitute teacher played the VHS in English class. But fear not! Now you can watch the entire series online for free.

Cisneros on The House on Mango Street, 25 years later

Is The House on Mango Street autobiographical? Sandra Cisneros talks about the similarities between The House on Mango Street and her own adolescence in a Chicago neighborhood.


NPR Interviews Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros reads from several chapters of The House on Mango Street, starting with "My Name."

Cisneros celebrates Women's History Month

The author talks about the women, and one man, who she honors during Women's History Month.

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The House on Mango Street, 25th Anniversary Edition

Cover of the 25th Anniversary Edition by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Cisneros on the cover of Hispanic Magazine

Once again stirring the debate over the use of the terms "Hispanic" and "Latina."

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