Hairs • Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros. Everybody in our family has different hair. My papa’s hair is like a broom, all up in the air. And me, my hair is lazy. It never. This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros’s best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity. Get an answer for ‘What is the theme of “Hairs” from The House on Mango Street, into when she [mother] is holding you, holding you and you feel safe” (Cisneros , 6). The House on Mango Street Lesson Plans · Sandra Cisneros Biography.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to cisneroe. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros’s best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.

A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish. Paperback32 pages. Published November 25th by Dragonfly Books first published To see what your friends thought of this cisnefos, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 04, Shelley rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a great story that is written in spanish and english. This would be good to use with ESOL students who speak Spanish as thier first language to integrate thier native language into the saandra.

Mar 03, J rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this in both English and Spanish to a bilingual group. It’s a sweet story. Jul 07, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Picture book, multicultural Unique feature: Carlos, Nenny, papa, Kiki This primary book is written using a vignette from the House on Mango street.

It has been used to create a book for primary-aged students using colorful illustrations depicting the diversity of groups of people. Cisneros describes the various people in her family: She compares the textures a Lexile: She compares the textures and shapes of their hair to both emotional states and household objects such as brooms and small roses.

The emotional states she uses, such as “lazy”, are important because those emotional states are used to describe the actual personalities of the characters, not just their hair.


I appreciate that a vignette from a book for middle schoolers was used to create a book for younger youth, and the illustrations help because they depict each character with their colorful differences. This book can be used to discuss themes of diversity, and our unique features as individuals. I think it’s important, as well, because it demonstrates how we can use physical features of people to describe both their physical appearance, but also their personality characteristics through strategic word choice.

This is a great bilingual book that can be used to emphasize individual differences Oct 15, Rachel rated it liked it. I think this is an amazing novel for children because it is about all types of different people.

And all types of different people have all types of different hair.

It teaches children that it is okay to be different, in fact its expected. Children will never find someone exactly like them and this book helps them realize that. Sometimes children find it hard to be different from their friends but this book and Sandra Cisneros explain how it can be a good thing, a welcomed thing.


In Cisneros’s other poem books for adults she talks about how she is different and calls out all the negativity that she has encountered. It almost seems like she is telling children now so they don’t have to experience it at an older age and maybe be more hurt by it.

Mar 31, Melba Deoleo rated it really liked sanrra Shelves: The book is narrated by a little girl who describes just how different the hair types are in her family. The book uses descriptive language when it talks about her family members hair type, “Papas hair is like a broom” or ” the smell when she makes room for you on her side swndra the bed still warm with her skin”.

This type of language makes it easy to get a visual of what she is describing in the st Hairs or Pelitos is a book written by Xisneros Cisneros and it is written in both English and Spanish. This type of language makes it easy to get a visual of what she is describing in the story, although the book has great illustrations and that helps the story as well. A way that I would sanxra this book in my classroom would be to incorporate a new language and teach my students new words.

The book would be a good way to introduce new vocabulary such as object names, colors and toys in Spanish. The book would also be a good way to show my sandrz how big of difference it makes when you write something using as much detail as possible, you simply draw your audience in.

Oct 21, Sarai rated it liked it. I checked this book out at the library to read it to my nieces. We all liked, it’s short and sweet, and I loved the illustration. Mar 05, Libby is currently reading it Shelves: Aug 01, Angela rated it really liked cisnreos Shelves: The text drives home the point that diversity exists, even among family members, and that these differences make life more colorful.

This would be a hars book to teach diversity to students throughout elementary school. The book also provides a Spanish translation, which makes it accessible to Spanish readers. These student “Everybody in our family has different hair. Aug 14, Hayle rated it it was ok Shelves: I actually csneros dislike this book. I understand that it is suppose to be an engaging multicultural read, but the story is horrible. There is no flow to the text in English and the Spanish is way beyond anything a teacher or parent could read out loud to a child.

I have four years of education in Spanish and I don’t know half the words in the story. It would have been better to stick to present tense simple verbs and sentence structure so children could maybe learn something from the Spanish.

This book just failed to accomplish what it set out to do. Jul 21, Amy B. This delightful text describes hair of Latino people and makes comparisons to objects, foods and texture. The story can be read in English or Spanish allows children of both languages to enjoy and interpret.


It shows the diversity among people in the same families and celebrates those differences.

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I enjoyed the minimal text and the illustrations that spoke the words. I would share this story all the children in my class to discuss how hair Cisneros, S. I would share this story all the children in my class to discuss how hair is so different from person to person no matter your race, ethnicity or family. Jun 24, Bethany rated it did not like it Shelves: Read for class Dually told in English and Spanish, the narrator explains the different types and styles of hair sadra members sanndra her family have.

The best hair is her mother’s, which smells like freshly baked bread and home. This picture book is an excerpt from The House on Mango Street.

In all, I thought this book was unnecessary and not noteworthy the way Nappy Hair is. It makes very little sense and has no sandrra or plot or even pathos. Nov 30, Maria Rizo-campos added it. The authors describes carefully how each member in the family is different but at the same time how these differences make them a lovely, beautiful, and diverse family.

It is a good book for parents too. Dec 10, Shauna added it Hhairs This is a good children’s book that is actually written in both English and Spanish.

This book can be used to discuss bairs, and the sandraa in each person. Even if people are from the same family-they don’t look alike, so we can’t sadra everyone else in the world to look like us. For older students, you can see if they understand that we can use physical features of people to describe both their physical appearance, and their personality characteristics through the words we use.

Sep 16, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can’t wait to read this to my kiddies next week! Sandra Cisneros is simply the best! The illustrator, Terry Ybanez, did an amazing job as well. The kids in my class are making self portraits with various materials and they love recreating their hair, so this book is a perfect fit for my theme of the week. Jan 08, rodolfo avelar rated it it was amazing Shelves: The illustrations made this a 5 star for me though. Hirs remind me children’s books I would read in elementary school and its just amazing.

The prose is lyrical and beautiful and I just can’t sandta this enough. Beautiful and short, I love this book. Dec 05, Christopher Stevenson rated it it was amazing. A children’s book whose words are taken from part of “House on Mango Street. A super cute book and an example of how sometimes canonical literature can be made into a children’s picture book.

Oct 01, Jenny rated it it was amazing. When my son entered kindergarten he wanted to know why he couldn’t have a mohawk like one of his classmates and why his hair was black and mine was brown.