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Sandra Cisneros : Latina writer and activist / Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.

By: Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Hispanic biographies: Publisher: Springfield, NJ : Enslow, c1998Description: 112 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0766010457; 9780766010451.Subject(s): Cisneros, Sandra -- Juvenile literature | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mexican American authors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mexican American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Sandra Cisneros.DDC classification: 818/.5409 | B
Contents:
Girl with the bad report cards -- Straddling two countries -- Seven fathers and one strong-willed mother -- Yellow weed among the hothouse flowers -- Back to the barrio -- Borderland blessings, borderland blues -- Ghosts and voices -- Nobody's wife, nobody's mother -- That house in the heart.
Summary: Surveys the life and work of this award-winning Latina author.
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CML Dewey University of Texas At Tyler
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index.

Surveys the life and work of this award-winning Latina author.

Girl with the bad report cards -- Straddling two countries -- Seven fathers and one strong-willed mother -- Yellow weed among the hothouse flowers -- Back to the barrio -- Borderland blessings, borderland blues -- Ghosts and voices -- Nobody's wife, nobody's mother -- That house in the heart.

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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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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