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"Only Daughter" was written as an introduction to be included in an anthology of short stories by Latin American female voices. It is the perfect introduction House of Mango Street or a study on the expository structures and authorial purpose. Cisnero's style and voice is one that allows students to infer different aspects of her Mexican American culture as they are introduced to form and structure.
The full text has been formatted with 2" margins and marginal questions meant to guide students toward the Critical Thinking Question that follows which is simply the PA core standard (CC.1.2.11-12.D: ) adapted for student use.