See a short introduction to Sandra Cisneros on www.salon.com, then listen to Sandra Cisneros read the first pages of The House on Mango Street here.
Watch a video about Sandra Cisneros, with music and lyrics in Spanish here.
Learn more about Sandra Cisneros on her website. The Modern American Poetry site also features a biographical note.
The novel is described on PBS's The American Novel. There is also a good introduction from the University of Warwick.
About Cisneros and her book Caramelo (2002) with podcasts from NPR.
2002, from The Romer Review.
Questions & Study guide for The House on Mango Street on publisher Random House website.
Excellent lesson plans for teaching The House on Mango Street to 9th graders at Skyline High School by Mary Scott can be found on Urban Dreams.
An interactive feature about the novel for students in grades 9-11 can be found here.
About the Politics of Gender in The House on Mango Street from Yale-New Haven Teacher's Institute here.
One college student develops a webpage about the novel.
"The Borderlands of the Chicano Bildungsroman" here.
Crawford-Garrett, Katherine, "Leaving Mango Street: Speech, Action and the Construction of Narrative in Britton's Spectator Stance," Springer, 2008.
Cruz, Felicia J., "On the 'Simplicity' of Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street," Modern Fiction Studies 47.4 (Winter 2001), p.910-946. On MUSE.
Doyle, Jacqueline, "More Room of Her Own: Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street," Melus 19.4 (Winter 1994) p.5-35. On JSTOR.
Learn more about the Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago, called Pilsen, located at 18th Street and Halstead Street from The University of Illinois Neighborhoods Initiative. Other information about Pilsen can be found on Chicago Neighborhood and City guide.
Learn more about Chicano authors from the Baltimore Sun. See a teacher's guide to U.S. Latino literature here.