Book-to-screen: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

the house on mango street

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a book that has had a profound effect on so many readers. Luckily for fans of the book, it was recently announced that The House on Mango Street will be adapted for TV by the producer behind Narcos, Gaumont.

Prior to this news, Sandra Cisneros had rejected all offers to adapt her book but has changed her tune due to our everchanging world and the evolution of television. When asked about her decision she said, “I write because the world we live in is a house on fire, and the people we love are burning,” she said. “Television has grown up in the last 20 years and now is the time to tell our stories.”

The forces behind this new adaptation are in full support of the story with Gaumont’s president of U.S. Television, Gene Stein, stating, “The House on Mango Street is a timeless story that captures the struggles, dreams and spirit of a young woman who epitomizes the experience of many young women coming of age in America today. It’s an inspiring and uplifting story that speaks to the challenges faced by so many trying to find their place in society.”

Read more about this exciting book-to-screen news on Deadline.

(Feature image courtesy of @litwithjoandkell)

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