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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
Non fiction
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : Caramelo

Sandra Cisneros recommends
Chulito (2011)
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"Hilarious, unique, heartfelt and sharp. A wonderful read."
Lucky Broken Girl (2017)
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"Ruth Behar's heartfelt story reminds us how the broken places inside can heal."
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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