I personal learned from this book how to use metaphor and dialogue which help a lot with my papers. I read many books including short stories, fairy tales, but nothing compare to Cisneros's book The House on Mango Street.
In my view, the strength of this book is the way it grabs the attention of its views and its richness of dialogue and poetic use that many books dint have. However, many traditional readers may see this book as recorded conversation between people.
My favorite story is What Sally Said, because its reality this kind of things happened most homes, parents displining thier child and she does not see it as problems. "Then as school she'd say she fell."