Library Book Club reading The House on Mango Street for February meeting

On Friday, February 18th, at 12:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room, the Library Book Club will discuss The House on Mango Street, by Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros. First published in 1984, The House on Mango Street has been translated all over the world and is widely recognized as a modern classic coming-of-age story. The novel takes the form of a series of vignettes, told by Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in a poor Latino neighborhood in Chicago.

The Book Club selected The House on Mango Street as its February book to compliment and support the University’s Global Roundtable, Living Latino: US Narratives, which will be held on February 17th.

The House on Mango Street is only 110 pages long and can be read in one sitting. The Library has several copies, and a free except is available by contacting Harold Henkel at