Happy Birthday to Sandra Cisneros, Writer

Happy Birthday to acclaimed writer Sandra Cisneros, born on December 20, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.  Her mother was Mexican American and her father was an immigrant from Mexico who was often nostalgic for his home country.  As a result, Cisneros and her family moved between Mexico and Chicago on numerous occasions.  The sense of displacement and psychological and spiritual boundaries and crossings between cultures greatly impacted Cisneros’ work.  Cisneros earned her BA at Loyola University and her MFA at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  Cisneros’ life is immersed in literature; she is a writer, poet, and teacher. Her novels include, “The House on Mango Street” and “The Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories.”