Born in Chicago Illinois, into a family of seven children, being the only daughter Sandra Cisneros is a Mexican American novelist and feminist writer. She has been one of the first Mexican American women to receive recognitions for her writing and has sold to date million of copies of her well known book, The House on Mango Street. Sandra Cisneros is an inspirational woman who writes about heroines, strong women who overcome stereotypical barriers. But also gives life to characters who dream and long for economic independence, such as Cleofilas in Women Hollering Creek. Cisneros grew up in the “barrios”, or ghettos of Chicago and moved back and forth thanks to her father’s homesickness and love for Mexico. Being the only woman in the family, other than her mother, she lived a suppressed childhood, wanting to be just as independent as her brothers an...
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