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Vintage Cisneros

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“Sandra Cisneros knows both that the heart can be broken and that it can rise and soar like a bird. Whatever story she chooses to tell, we should be listening for a long time to come.” —The Washington Post Book World

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Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by Vintage
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Jan 08, 2008 Steven rated it it was amazing
The best of Cisneros all in one book. How can you go wrong.
Jan 22, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
What I love about Sandra Cisneros is how well she describes the small moments in life. She doesn't often provide a bed-to-bed synopisis that gives a broad overview of a variety of events. Rather, she takes the moments that might seem unimportant or forgetten and tells that story. I have used bits and pieces of her stories in many writing mini lessons to help young writers explore possibilities for writing topics. I've also used her writing as a great example of developing voice in writing. I par ...more
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Sep 26, 2012 2 Gabe rated it it was ok
This short story is a good one. I, fortunately, did not have the same experience as Rachel on my eleventh birthday, but I felt a different pain, physical pain, when I was hit in the collarbone by a paintball on my eleventh birthday.
Feb 10, 2012 Alma rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much that it is one of the few I re-read constantly. Plus, it's divided into very short sections given that it is a compilation of many of her works.
Feb 05, 2008 Briana rated it really liked it
A great collection of Cisneros. This book includes excerpts from House on Mango Street, Carmelo and Woman Hollering Creek.
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More books for the latino literature class. And more to come....
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Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of two novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo; a collection of short ...more
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