The House on Mango Street Part VI: The Family of Little Feet and A Rice Sandwich

Sandra Cisneros

Part VI: The Family of Little Feet and A Rice Sandwich

New Characters:
The Family of Little Feet: Grandpa, Grandma, Baby, and Mother: a family in Esperanza’s neighborhood

Bum man: a drunkard outside the local tavern

Gloria: Nenny’s friend

Nun: the nun in charge of the canteen at Esperanza’s school

Sister Superior: the nun in charge at Esperanza’s school

The Family of Little Feet
Esperanza describes the small feet of a family in her neighborhood. The mother of that family gives Esperanza, Rachel, and Lucy three pairs of old high-heeled shoes.

Because the mother has small feet, the shoes fit the girls perfectly. They put on the shoes and take off their socks to reveal their legs....

(The entire section is 1068 words.)