Main Character; Doesn't like her name; Has hair that is lazy and doesn't obey barrettes or bands
Esperanza's little brother; Has hair like fur
Esperanza's brother; Has hair that doesn't need to be combed
Real name Magdalena; Has slippery hair; Esperanza's little sister
Esperanza's mother; Has hair like rosettes and that smells like bread; Loving
Esperanza's father; Has hair like a broom; Works a lot
Queen of cats; Used to live on Mango Street; Is "...the great great grand cousin of the queen of France."
The Baby-Grabber, Is dangerous
Husband of Blanca; Owns The Corner Store
Wife of Benny; Owns The Corner Store
Lives next to Esperanza; Ruthie's mother
Sold Esperanza, Rachel, and Lucy the bike for $5; Got Esperanza wet with an open fire hydrant
Is from Texas; Rachel's older sister; Esperanza and Nenny's friend
Born in Chicago; Lucy's little sister; Esperanza and Nenny's friend
Old black man who owns a junk store and has a music box
Juan Ortiz is his real name; lives in Cathy's old house; Broke both arms in a Tarzan Jumping Contest
T-shirts never tucked in; Has cousins; Puerto Rican
Louie's Cousin; Sells makeup; Puerto Rican
Stole and crashed a yellow Cadillac; Got arrested
The baby's brother; Has a crooked eye
Tall; Has a straw brim; Rosa's son
Dumb grown man; Not fat or a boy anymore
Has too many kids; Mother of the Vargas kids
Goes to college; Her mother is dead; Sees mice; Has to cook and clean for her father
Stupid; May have some mental or social disorder; Saw God in the clouds
Family of Little Feet
The mom gave the girls shoes; There is a Grandpa with feet like thick tamales; A Grandma with feet like pink pearls; A baby with see through salamander feet; A Mother with plump and polite feet
An old drunk; Tried to pay Rachel a dollar to kiss him
Nenny's friend; Nenny watches cartoons on their color TV and eats lunch at their house every day
Head of Esperanza's Catholic school; A nun
Esperanza's Uncle; Tried to cheer her up by asking her to dance
Got Esperanza her first job at Peter Pan Photo Finishers
Works/Worked at Peter Pan Photo Finishers; Said it was his birthday and kissed Esperanza on the lips
Esperanza's grandpa; Papa's father; died
Esperanza's Aunt; Used to be a swimmer; Got ill (Polio); Told Esperanza to continue writing; died
Totchy and Frank
Aunt Lupe's kids
"A witch woman"; A fortune teller; Told Esperanza she wouldn't find a physical home but home is where the heart is
Died in a car accident; Danced with Marin at a dance
Edna's daughter; Sees lovely things in life; Seems to get distracted and be forgetful
One of the Vargas kids; Tried to fly and died from jumping off a roof
Lives in Edna's basement; Is from Tennessee; Has a 'wife' who they "never agree on what she looks like"
Looks at Esperanza; Boyfriend of Lois; "He is a punk"
Girlfriend of Sire; Can't tie her shoes; Smells like baby's skin
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