Is there a movie adaptation of The House on Mango Street?

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angelacress | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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Nope, sorry. No movie. Cisneros writes in a style that would be difficult to translate to film. Her stories could be filmed, however, the richness of the language, and the nostalgia would be lost without the actual words. You can get an audio recording of the book, but it is just a person reading the book out loud. This is not the same as an audio play or a movie.

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I searched the internet for a while, but all I could come up with was that because the The House on Mango Street was actually a series of short stories or vignettes it is not, to the best of my knowledge, a movie; however, it has been adapted as a sound recording entitled House on Mango Street, published by Random House in 1992. It is read by Sandra Cisneros, the author. I hope this helps. You might be able to find it at your local library or on Amazon; I have had a lot of luck finding audios there.

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maiembrioni | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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Hi   although there isn't a proper film I found interesting interviews to sandra cisneros in youtube as well as some scenes of the story in theatre ,I guess they're worth watching to get students to compare and contrast with the original version in the book.

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christinapastina | (Level 1) eNoter

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Try the movie Real Women Have Curves. I think the actress America Ferrara is in it. It is about a Hispanic girl working in her family's dress making shop. She is trying to get out and get to college.

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