Esperanza and her family are moving in to their new home. It is a red house on mango street, Esperanza does not like their new home though.
Esperanza's cousin has a new yellow Cadillac. Everyone is surprised though they later figure out that it is stolen when the police come. He then crashes into the pole in an attempt to escape.
When Esperanza and her friend are at the carnival a boy comes up to her and corners her. Her friend does not know what to do and just waited nervously.
This is the monkey garden. Esperanza loves this place and considers it as a second home. She is always inside of the garden in her free time.
When Esperanza sees other children eat their lunch in the cafeteria, she wants to eat there too so she asks her mother to pick her up later. When she shows up, the nun there is very mad that she it there, and yells at her.
One of Esperanza's friends host a party at their house. while she is there, a boy that likes her walks up to her. she becomes very nervous and leaves the party early.