The House on Mango Street can be read as a series of short stories or as one story with multiple chapters. There is no chronological order to the stories presented; however, the story progresses through the personal growth of the main character, Esperanza. Esperanza, a young girl of about 7, struggles with establishing her identity as an Mexican American female, while battling feelings of loneliness, confusion, and adolescence.
By: Sandra Cisneros
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