THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET"I knew I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to. This isn't it. The house on Mango Street isn't it. For the time being, Mama says. Temporary, says Papa. But I know how these things go."
MEME ORTIZ"Meme Ortiz moved into Cathy's house after her family moved away. His name isn't really Meme. His name is Juan."
MONKEY GARDEN"And the garden that had been such a good place to play didn't seem mine either."
MEME'S BASEMENT APARTMENT"Downstairs from Meme's is a basement that Meme's mother fixed up and rented to a Puerto Rican family. Louie's family."
CARNIVAL"I was waiting by the red clowns. I was standing by the tilt-a-whirl where you said. And anyway I don't like carnivals."