La Virgen de Guadalupe . . .Like every woman who maters to me, I have had to search for her in the rubble of history. And I have found her. She is Guadalupe the sex goddess, a goddess who makes me feel good about my sexual power, my sexual energy - Sandra Cisneros, Chicana Author
Sandra Cisneros PowerPoint: Introduction to The House on Mango Street
This colorful PowerPoint introduces both the author, Sandra Cisneros, and the book, The House on Mango Street. It includes a picture and short bio of the author, a definition of vignette with activity, and a link to a video clip of Sandra speaking about herself and her writing with a follow up journ...
Sandra Cisneros is a Mexican-American novelist, poet, and short story writer. Her books include The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, and Woman Hollering Creek. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Macarthur “Genius” Grant. Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954, the only girl among seven siblings. The family shuttled between Chicago and Mexico City before finally settling in the area of Chicago known as Humbolt Park, a neighborhood…
Author’s ‘altar’ keeps late mother’s memory alive
Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street, is constructing an altar at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in memory of her mother, Elvira “Vera” Cisneros.
Sandra Cisneros Discusses Fairy Tales, Where She Likes To Read
The following is an interview with author Sandra Cisneros, conducted at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. She is best known for her first no...
La casa en Mango Street (The House on Mango Street)|Paperback
Elogiado por la crítica, admirado por lectores de todas las edades, en escuelas y universidades de todo el país y traducido a una multitud
Chicana author Sandra Cisneros reveals pain and suffering were inspiration for latest book
Sandra Cisneros, perhaps best known for her first novel, “The House on Mango Street,” is an author whose descriptive, lyrical…
Intersections: When Languages Collide
As a child, writer Sandra Cisneros turned to fairy tales to escape from her run down surroundings. Their highly stylized language inspired her own distinct literary voice, which blends Spanish-language rhythms and cadences into English to tell stories of a cross-cultural world. For Intersections, a series on artists' influences, Cisneros tells NPR's Felix Contreras how she finds inspiration in the collision of languages.
"Everybody in our family has different hair"/ "Todos en nuestra familia tenemos pelo diferente," begins this rhythmic, bilingual picture book taken from Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. Click on the link below for more info.