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Sandra Cisneros Calls Trump Administration's Immigration Initiatives 'Barbaric'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.22.2017 | Latino Voices

Sandra Cisneros moved to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico three years ago, where she observed President Donald Trump’s rise from the other side of th...

Obama To Honor Pioneering Latina Writer Sandra Cisneros With National Medal Of Arts

Vibe Viva | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.19.2016 | Latino Voices

Pioneering Latina writer Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street, today, is required reading material for many high school and middle school clas...

Stormy Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Hurricane season is approaching (June 1-November 30)! I remember growing up in Virginia at a time when every hurricane was named for a woman. I thought it would be fun to use the names of some significant hurricanes matched to a significant woman from U.S. history with the same first name.

Prairie State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

I often travel through the Chicago O'Hare airport which triggered thoughts about women from Illinois and their contributions through history.

23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the le...

Writing She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
Jill S. Tietjen

To celebrate the success of Harper Lee's previous and anticipated novels, let's discover other women authors through history. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

Cisneros Not Impressed With Latino Entertainment Explosion

NBC Latino | Feliciano Garcia | Posted 05.08.2013 | Latino Voices

On this episode of Cafecito, we are joined by celebrated author, educator and activist Sandra Cisneros. The proud Chicana feminist discusses how her m...

The Librotraficante Creed: A Poem

Tony_Diaz | Posted 06.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Celebrate National Poetry Month Read poems. Write Poems. Defend freedom of speech & critical thinking. Work By Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante...

Latina Literary Giant Shares Music That Defines Her

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Ever wonder what songs might define Latina literary giant Sandra Cisneros? Now you can find out. The critically acclaimed Chicana author best known fo...

Sandra Cisneros Discusses Fairy Tales, Where She Likes To Read

Posted 11.05.2012 | Books

The following is an interview with author Sandra Cisneros, conducted at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. She is best known for her first...

Feeling Overwhelmed? A One Page Plan Puts You in Control

Nell Merlino | Posted 09.16.2012 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

What is your vision? Really relax and think about this -- visualize it. What kind of business or organization are you building? How much money do you plan to make? Who is your ideal customer? Who do you want to work with?

Sandra Cisneros Inspires Chingonas at NCLR 2012

Yvette A. Nunez | Posted 09.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Yvette A. Nunez

I went into the 2012 National Council of La Raza Annual Conference in Las Vegas, eyes, ears and heart wide open to receive the kind of inspiration that leads to action, and I was haunted knowing that Sandra Cisneros was going to be a part of one of the workshops.

Celebrating Our Favorite Hispanic Poets for National Poetry Month

Posted 04.08.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of National Poetry Month, we want to remember some of our favorite poets -- pioneers who experimented with their craft, who broke the rules a...

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Librotraficantes Pay Arizona A Visit

Paula Beltrán | Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Paula Beltrán

The Houston-based book trafficking caravaneros have been on the road since Monday. This weekend, librotraficantes from the Southwest and beyond will "smuggle" "wet-books" into Arizona.

Underground Libraries Offer Access To Allegedly Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 02.23.2012 | Latino Voices

An 'underground library' movement is starting to develop in Houston, San Antonio, Albuquerque and Tucson as part of the 'Librotraficante Caravan' , a...

Adelante, Ladies!

Nell Merlino | Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices
Nell Merlino

Latina moms are quickly becoming one of the most powerful and fastest-growing groups of influencers in the state, and the trend is reflected around the country.

HBO's Documentary, 'The Latino List'

Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

HBO will be debuting “The Latino List,” a new documentary featuring a series of “highly personal video portraits of Latinos who have richly con...

Seattle Can Do It, So Can Chicago: Why Can't Boston Pick A Book To Read?

Boston Globe | Sam Allis | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

Chicago has one. So do Malibu and San Diego, Denver and Poughkeepsie, Seattle and Philadelphia. Somerville does too. What they share, along with hu...

Sacred Art: Exploring The Spiritual In Writing

Jed Bickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jed Bickman

On Thursday, over 8,000 writers flocked to Denver to participate in the annual Association of Writing Programs conference. One of the underlying themes of this conference for me was religion and spirituality.

Hello Britain, Meet Chicago: Granta Takes a Toddlin' Town Tour

Victoria Lautman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

It's Chicago's turn to inspire an issue of Granta, the esteemed British literary journal that seems to instantly confer upon the subscriber a mantle of elevated intellect, or at least the appearance of it. I talked about the issue with editor John Freeman.

One Book, One Chicago Author Sandra Cisneros Says City 'Makes Me Despair'

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and Patrick T. Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's 16th selection today for the One Book, One Chicago program was written by an author who said her literary achievements came despite grow...