Teachers are on "Easy Street" when they use this essay prompt for this popular novel. It's all-inclusive! A multitude of topics are displayed on this handout which allow students to explore characters, symbolism, various conflicts, and impressions of life on Mango Street. Using their novel and/or supplemental material, students will be able to write an essay that explains a specific component of the book. It's the ideal companion piece for the study of this best-seller. A rubric is included.