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Meme Ortiz in The House on Mango Street

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Meme Ortiz

Meme Ortiz is the new kid on the block. His real name is Juan, but he goes by Meme. Just like Meme, his dog has two names – one in English, and one in Spanish. That's really all we know about Meme (well, OK, we also know about his tree-jumping skills), but his dual name is a commentary on identity for the Latino residents of Mango Street, especially the younger generation.

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