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Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros, Hardcover
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Learn more about Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros, Hardcover at -A collection of stories, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. The women in these stories offer tales of pure discovery, filled with moments of infinite and intimate wisdom.

Learn more about The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros at -In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.

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The House on Mango Street Teacher's Guide - by Vintage Books - The questions, exercises, and assignments that follow are designed to guide your students through The House on Mango Street and to help them approach it as both a work of literature and a window into their own lives. They are divided into sections that test reading comprehension, invite in-class discussion, and suggest avenues of independent study and writing.

Interview with Sandra Cisneros, by Reed Dasenbrock - Excellent, short interview with Sandra Cisneros discussing her writing process.

Sandra Cisneros : A Bibliography - A concise bibliography compiled by Inez Ramsey.

Sandra Cisneros: Biographical Note - Short biography of Sandra Cisneros with a nice photo of Ms. Cisneros and a brief recap of her career compiled and prepared by Jane Juffer.

Voices from the Gap - Women Writers of Color - Sandra Cisneros -

A quick biography, photos and bibliography.

Collection of Sandra Cisneros essays - By Sarajini - Includes a Cisneros glossary, Cisneros' Goodie Bag of Myths and Legends and more.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - Bios - Sandra Cisneros - By the Gale Group - Featuring sections: Shyness Masks her Talent, Dreams of Being a Writer, Realizes the Importance of her Heritage, The House on Mango Street, Signs Major Publishing Contract and the famous story about her purple house in San Antonio - "Cisneros lives in a historic district of San Antonio, so when she painted her house a very brilliant purple ..." Audio of Sandra Cisneros - Listen to an excerpt from The House on Mango Street (Random House Audio) as Sandra Cisneros brings to life this greatly admired novel - "The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and hard beauty...."

From the Barrio to the Brownstone; Literature: Chicana Author and Poet Sandra Cisneros has Arrived as the Toast of one of the Country's Leading Publishing Houses as she Maintains her Cultural Identity - Los Angeles Times

A Formalist Reading of Sandra Cisneros's "Woman Hollering Creek" - By Skylar Hamilton Burris - "This is an academic exercise that takes a formalist critical approach to Sandra Cisnerosís short story. This is not intended to be a well-developed critical paper, but it should prove a useful tool for examining one aspect of Cisnerosís work."

Other Voices / Other Ways of Seeing - A slide show featuring
Jorges Luis Borges, Americo Paredes, Sandra Cisneros and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Poster of Sandra Cisneros - By Bread and Roses

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