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The house on Mango Street: A novel of a young girl, Esperanza Cordero, growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Her neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Woman Hollering Creek: Mexican American women of San Antonio, Tex., muse on their loyalty to Mexico, their lovers and their sense of self-worth.