Sandra Cisneros

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Sandra Cisneros (born December 20, 1954 in Chicago) is a Latina author and poet best known for her novel The House on Mango Street. She is also the author of Caramelo, published by Knopf in 2002, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991), My Wicked Wicked Ways (1987) and a collection of poems, Loose Woman. Her books and poetry have been translated into over a dozen languages, including Spanish, Galician, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, and, most recently, into Greek, Thai, and Serbo-Croatian. Much of her writing is influenced by her Mexican heritage.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   The House on Mango Street (1991)
   Caramelo (2002)
   Martita, I Remember You (2021)
   My Wicked Wicked Ways (poems) (1987)
   Woman Hollering Creek (1991)
   Loose Woman (poems) (1994)
   Vintage Cisneros (2004)
Picture Books
   Hairs/Pelitos (1994)
   Have You Seen Marie? (2012)
Chapter Books
   Puro Amor (2018)
Non fiction
   A House of My Own (2015)
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : Caramelo

Sandra Cisneros recommends
The Covenant of Water (2023)
Abraham Verghese
"Reading The Covenant of Water I felt as if I'd been plunged into an atmosphere thicker than air, or as if I was swimming in a sea of stories, each more intense and unforgettable than the last."
Brown Girls (2022)
Daphne Palasi Andreades
"A poetic story for anyone who has longed to leave home, only to find that home resides within you."
Flight Risk (2021)
Joy Castro
"Joy Castro’s writing is like watching an Acapulco cliff diver. It takes my breath away every time."
Fruit of the Drunken Tree (2018)
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
"When women tell stories, they are finally at the center of the page. When women of color write history, we see the world as we have never seen it before. In Fruit of the Drunken Tree, Ingrid Rojas Contreras honors the lives of girls who witness war. Brava! I was swept up by this story."

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