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December 17

Writing both poetry and prose, Mexican American author Sandra Cisneros is most well-known for her novel The House on Mango Street (1988) and her short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991). She's also written books of poetry, a children's book and, in 1995, won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (colloquially known as the "genius grant"). An inspiring woman, Cisneros' work resonates deeply in our complex racial and gendered world.

Below you'll find a short video of Cisneros reading from The House on Mango Street accompanied by images of Hispanic art. If you haven't read any of her work, I strongly suggest you rush over to your local library and check her out!