This is a quote from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.
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If you’re interested, you can read an excerpt from the book here.
The House on Mango Street – Summary
Here is the book summary from Goodreads:
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.
Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous–it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
Copyright © 1984 by Sandra Cisneros.