Part I: The House on Mango Street, Hairs, and Boys & Girls

New Characters:
Esperanza Cordero: the narrator of the novel

Nenny (Magdalena): Esperanza’s younger sister

Mama: Esperanza’s mother

Papa: Esperanza’s father

Carlos: Esperanza’s younger brother

Kiki: Esperanza’s youngest brother

Nun: a nun from Esperanza’s school

The House on Mango Street
Esperanza and her family have just moved to a house on Mango Street. They have lived on a number of different streets in the past, and Esperanza names as many of them as she can remember. What she remembers most, however, is moving around a lot.

This is the first house the Corderos own....

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