To see some of the murals, check out these links:
Jeff Bailey, "Finding the Beat of Chicago's Latino Quarter," New York Times (June 29, 2008).
Street Murals, Photos by Serhii Chrucky (a slide show).
The University of Illinois Chicago's Great Cities Insitute has a detailed information page for every neighborhood in Chicago. Pilsen's population is young, with 36% of children lived below the poverty level in 1998, and approximately 70% of the neighborhood's adults lacking a complete high school education. Such is the context for The House on Mango Street (1991) by Sandra Cisneros.