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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

  

by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street Chapter 19 Summary

Chanclas

  • Esperanza's mom comes home with a new party dress, socks, and slip for Esperanza. They're going to a baptism party for Esperanza's little cousin.
  • Esperanza's mom forgot to buy party shoes, so Esperanza has to wear her old brown saddle shoes.
  • A boy who is Esperanza's cousin by first communion asks her to dance. But she's too ashamed of her clunky shoes, and sits with her feet tucked under her chair.
  • Uncle Nacho forces Esperanza to get up and dance – as they twirl around the dance floor, Esperanza forgets about her ugly shoes. Everyone admires their fancy moves, and Esperanza is highly aware of her first-communion cousin watching her.

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