Sandra Cisneros: Latina Writer and Activist

Sandra Cisneros: Latina Writer and Activist

by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn Miriam-Goldberg
     
 
Sandra Cisneros: Latina Writer and Activist details the life of one the finest contemporary Latina writers. Cisneros has also gained much respect as a prominent activist. In addition to championing the rights of Latino workers, Cisneros aids other Latino writers in gaining equal representation in the literary world. Two often well-known books are The House on Mango

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Sandra Cisneros: Latina Writer and Activist details the life of one the finest contemporary Latina writers. Cisneros has also gained much respect as a prominent activist. In addition to championing the rights of Latino workers, Cisneros aids other Latino writers in gaining equal representation in the literary world. Two often well-known books are The House on Mango Street and Hairs: Pelitos She has also been active in pressuring world leaders to resolve the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-10--An inspirational portrait of a Latina woman who showed perseverance and grit, overcoming poverty and cultural biases to become a noted writer and activist. The book details a childhood of frequent moves and trips to Mexico that led to instability and insecurity in Cisneros's educational life until her family bought a bungalow in Chicago when she was 12. After attending Loyola University, she did graduate work at the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. However, because of her heritage, Cisneros felt she did not fit in and couldn't find support for her work. Finally, several grants allowed her to write and eventually publish a novel, poetry, and short stories. The book also discusses some of Cisneros's political activities. A valuable title, especially where the writer's books are studied. Black-and-white photos illustrate the text.--Debbie Feulner, Northwest Middle School, Greensboro, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766010451
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Hispanic Biographies Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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