Top 5 Banned Books By Latino Authors

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House on Mango Street- Sandra Cisneros

This is a coming of age novel by Mexican-American Cisneros, about a young Latina girl, Esperanza Cordero, growing up in Chicago with Chicanos and Puerto Ricans. This was one of the targets of the Arizona law and was quickly removed from classrooms. In an ironic twist, the main character Esperanza is an avid reader and library-goer, sharing the gift of books with her blind aunt and her mother. It’s difficult to find any offensive mentions of overthrowing governments in this engrossing story of a young girl dealing with friendships, loneliness and family.

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