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Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros (1952 -)

A poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist, Sandra Cisneros is often noted one of the most influential Latinas in the literary space today. In her early career, Cisneros taught at-risk youth, mentoring them in creative writing. As she began to devote her career to her own literary work, that activism continued to grow.

Her work, which explores the lives of the working class, has become a catalyst for conversation around Hispanic culture and identity. Her most notable work, The House on Mango Street, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, powerfully depicts coming of age as a Latina navigating poverty and misogyny. Cisneros lives in central Mexico, where she continues her literary work.

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Sandra Cisneros

“The older I get, the more I'm conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn't it?”