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Sandra Cisneros: An Unsung Heroine of Literature

Sandra Cisneros, a Chicana writer, is one of the most underappreciated people in the literary world. She has battled racism, classism, and given millions of Latinos comfort through her literature. Cisneros was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1954 to parents Alfredo Cisneros and Elvira Cordero. She is a key element in the Chicano literary movement, where Latino-American writers peaked. She has won countless awards such as the American Book Awards, MacArthur Fellowship, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. However, not many people know about her literary masterpieces. In my opinion, Cisneros deserves way more recognition than she’s getting.

Her books include:

The House on Mango Street
Woman Hollering Creek
Caramelo
A House of My Own
My Wicked, Wicked Ways
The Best of Cutthroat

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