About Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros is an American-Mexican poet and novelist born in Chicago on December 20, 1954. Her Mexican origins strongly influence her work. She was born to a Chicana mother and a Mexican father, the only daughter among the couple's seven children. She studied at the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa. Sandra Cisneros has also written two novels, The House on Mango street in 1984 and Caramelo in 2004. Cisneros has received numerous awards for her work, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1995 and the Texas Medal of the Arts Award in 2003. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.
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