The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

Paperback - 2009 | 2nd Vintage Contemporaries ed., 25th anniversary ed.
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2015 Recipients of Chicago’s Fifth Star Awards

Inaugurated in 2014, the City of Chicago’s Fifth Star Awards honor artists and cultural organizations for significant contributions to our city’s cultural life. This year’s honorees are WXRT Program Director Norm Winer, author Sandra Cisneros, children’s performer and educator Ella Jenkins, architect Stanley Tigerman and the Joffrey Ballet. You can see the Joffrey Ballet perform at the Fifth S... (more)


Meet Chicago Children’s Author Lindsay Currie

I've always been a fan of supernatural fiction. Especially when there's just enough of the creepy factor to give you chills. When I read about Lindsay Currie's debut book I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! It had all the things I love: horror, mystery and friendship. The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street, set in Chicago, follows Tessa as she not only navigates a new city and… (more)


Meet Chicago Children’s Author Celia C. Pèrez

I have a passion for metal music. I really fell in love with this style of music in middle school. It was an awkward time for me, but the music and culture really gave me a place and a voice that I didn’t know I had. That’s why I was really excited when I heard about Celia C. Pèrez’s debut novel The First Rule of Punk, which explores a middle school girl’s love of punk and her struggle to fit ... (more)


Coming to Chicago: Immigrant Stories

As we explore this season of One Book, One Chicago and the book Exit West and the theme Beyond Borders, we reflect on the immigrant journeys many people have taken to our own city. Since before Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the first non-Indigenous resident, arrived in what would become the City of Chicago in the 1780s, this land has welcomed people from around the world and around the… (more)


Meet Chicago Children’s Author Lindsay Currie

I've always been a fan of supernatural fiction. Especially when there's just enough of the creepy factor to give you chills. When I read about Lindsay Currie's debut book I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! It had all the things I love: horror, mystery and friendship. The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street, set in Chicago, follows Tessa as she not only navigates a new city and… (more)


Meet Chicago Children’s Author Celia C. Pèrez

I have a passion for metal music. I really fell in love with this style of music in middle school. It was an awkward time for me but the music and culture really gave me a place and a voice that I didn’t know I had. That’s why I was really excited when I heard about author Celia C. Pèrez’s debut novel The First Rule of Punk. The First Rule of Punk explores a middle school girl’s love of punk… (more)


5 Books We Dare You to Read

It takes a special book to be chosen as a One Book, One Chicago selection, and through the years, we’ve read some extraordinary stories together as a city. It might surprise you to know that not everyone thinks all of our past One Book, One Chicago titles are as special as we do. In fact, several of them have been challenged or banned across the country! This week, as we celebrate our freedo… (more)


Brenda Woods Q&A

Get to know Coretta Scott King Honor winning novelist Brenda Woods, June's Author of the Month. She explains the inspiration behind her lastest novel The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond, what got her started in writing and her love of Chicago. Where did you get your idea for this book? The idea for The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond came primarily from the adopted daughter of… (more)


The Greatest Ever Chicago Book

Many of you likely have an opinion on the subject of the greatest ever Chicago book. Lucky for you, the Chicago Reader has chosen sixteen diverse books, fiction and nonfiction, and is running a NCAA-style tourney. They also chose a handful of excellent judges to determine the winner of each bout and contribute an essay justifying their choice. There are some really great contenders including … (more)


2015 Recipients of Chicago’s Fifth Star Awards

Inaugurated in 2014, the City of Chicago’s Fifth Star Awards honor artists and cultural organizations for significant contributions to our city’s cultural life. This year’s honorees are WXRT Program Director Norm Winer, author Sandra Cisneros, children’s performer and educator Ella Jenkins, architect Stanley Tigerman and the Joffrey Ballet. You can see the Joffrey Ballet perform at the Fifth… (more)


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