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Sandra Cisneros

Inspiring Latina Author

Series: Latino Biography Library

By Karen Clemens Warrick

Discover in this biography how Sandra Cisneros overcomes many hardships, including poverty and racism, to become a unique voice of Mexican-American literature. Her coming-of-age novella, THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, remains a favorite of young readers today, more than twenty years after its release. Cisneros now encourages other women and members of minority groups as both a writer and activist to achieve their full potential in life.

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Reviews

"The text is well documented with endnotes . . . This straightforward, thorough biography is a solid addition to most collections."

School Library Journal, April 2010

"This would be an excellent resource for students preparing a report on her . . ."

Book Buzz, April 2010

"A very good biography of Sandra Cisneros that includes inside information as to what her thoughts were when she was writing many of her excellent works."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2009

"The smooth tone and the use of excerpts and photos make this biography a pleasing read. Older students may be inspired to read Cisneros work and try some of her writing tips."

Children's Literature

". . . a valuable resource and addition to materials on authors and the other cultures."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"The series is characterized by attractive design, lively text, authoritative research, and informative sidebars, which are good resources for reports and research papers."

MultiCultural Review, Summer 2010

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