CG’s Bookshelf October: The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros

Ms Cabrera reading The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cabrera, spouse of CG McCawley, and a proud U.S. citizen of Colombian descent, introduces this month’s book, “The House on Mango Street”, by Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros. In her 1984 novel, Cisneros chronicles the life of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl coming of age in a poor Chicago neighborhood. This beloved book has become required reading for millions of high school- and college-aged students across the U.S. and has been translated into multiple languages, including Dutch (Het huis in de Mangostraat). Says Sandra Cabrera, “Esperanza’s use of writing to help transcend her personal challenges is a powerful lesson for all girls, including our three daughters. I couldn’t think of a better book to showcase in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.”