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WHEN A HOUSE IS A HOME

By NANCY PATRICK American author Sandra Cisneros wrote “House on Mango Street,” one of my favorite stories to teach in a literature class. The story focuses on the protagonist, Esperanza, and her life growing up in a poor Latino neighborhood in Chicago in the 1950s. Most critics agree that Cisneros bases Esperanza on herself and her frequent negative childhood experiences,

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