Sandra Cisneros

By: Destiny Battle

Sandra Cisneros was born on December 20, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. She is still living she is 59 years old. Her education is that she went to 3 schools their names are Josephinum Academy then she went to Loyola University of Chicago and finally she went to University of Lowa. She has written 7 books they are called The House On Mango Street it is a Limerick poem , and Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, and Carmelo, and Hairs/Pelitos, and Have You Seen Mary? and Loose Woman and Woman Hollering Creek, and My Wicked, Wicked Ways, and finally Vintage Cisneros. She won 4 awards MacArthur Fellowship, American Book Awards, Lannan Literary Award of Fiction, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. Her nationality is American. Her parents names where Alfredo Cisneros De Moral and Elvira Cordero Anguiano. Sandra Cisneros is an American writer best known for her acclaimed first novel The House on Mango Street and her subsequent short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. Sandra Cisneros was born on December 20, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois. Her novel "The House on Mango Street," about a young Latina woman coming of age in Chicago, has sold more than two million copies. Cisneros has received numerous awards for her work, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Texas Medal of the Arts. She lives in San Antonio, Texas. American writer and poet. Born on December 20, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois. One of seven children and the only daughter, she has written extensively about the Latina experience in the United States. Cisneros is best known for The House on Mango Street(1984), which tells the story of a young Latina woman coming of age in Chicago. The novel has sold more than two million copies. Cisneros has explored many literary forms in her work. She wrote several collections of poetry, including My Wicked, Wicked Ways(1987), which was well received by critics. She created an impressionistic portrait of life on the border between the United States and Mexico through a series of vignettes in Woman Hollering Creek andOther Stories (1991). Cisneros has received numerous awards for her work, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1995 and the Texas Medal of the Arts Award in 2003. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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