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The house on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
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Sandra Cisneros was in Chicago, Illinois on December 20, 1954. She received a B.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago in 1976 and a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1978. She has worked as a college recruiter, an arts administrator, a teacher to high school dropouts, and a poet. She has also visited numerous colleges around the country as a visiting writer. She has written several books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, and Have You Seen Marie?. She has been honored with numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Family moved to a Latino neighborhood into a house of their own; her first job was at a photo-developing store; her grandfather passed away in Mexico and her aunt in Chicago; went to a fortune teller during her childhood; wanted to be independent and make something of herself; her husband makes her stay at home and won't let people visit her; determined to have a house of her own some day and to leave Mango Street.

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