Cisneros, Sandra

About Sandra Cisneros

Official Homepage

Biography (National Women's History Museum)

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

Bracket, Virginia. A Home in the Heart: The Story of Sandra Cisneros, 2005



McManus, Noelle. “To Serve a Genius.” Women's Review of Books, vol. 36, no. 1, 2019

Blaine Hilyard, Nann. “A House of My Own: Stories from My Life.” Library Journal, vol. 141, no. 3, 2016

González, Rigoberto. "Review: Sandra Cisneros Opens up About Her Life in A House of My Own ." Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2015

Kingsbury, Pam. “A House of My Own: Stories from My Life.” Library Journal, vol. 140, no. 14, 2015

Have You Seen Marie?” Kirkus Reviews, vol. 80, no. 18, 2012

Renner, Coop. “The House on Mango Street.” School Library Journal, vol. 51, no. 7, 2005

Benjumea, Patricia. “Caramelo.” Journal of Latinos & Education, vol. 2, no. 4, 2003

Stavans, Ilan. “Familia Faces.” Nation, vol. 276, no. 5, 2003

Burns, Ann. “Caramelo.” Library Journal, vol. 128, no. 4, 2003

Tager, Marcia. “Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories.” Library Journal, vol. 116, no. 6, 1991



Olivas, Daniel. "Three Questions for Sandra Cisneros Regarding Her New Book, Have You Seen Marie?." Los Angeles Review of Books, 8 Oct. 2012

Mermann-Jozwiak, Elisabeth, and Nancy Sullivan. Conversations with Mexican American Writers: Languages and Literatures in the Borderlands, Kevane and Heredia (eds.), 2009

Torres, Hector A. Conversations with Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Writers, 2007

Heredia, Juanita. "A Home in the Heart: An Interview with Sandra Cisneros." Latina Self-Portraits: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers, 2000

Sitesh, Aruna. Her Testimony: American Women Writers of the 90s in Conversation with Aruna Sitesh, 1994



Cummins, Amy. "Teaching The House on Mango Street in the #MeToo Era." Teaching the Canon in Twenty-First Century Classrooms: Challenging Genres, Macaluso and Macaluso (eds.), 2019

Machado Sárz, Elena. "Generation MFA: Neoliberalism and the Shifting Culltural Capital of U.S. Latinx Writers." Latino Studies, vol. 16, no. 3, 2018

Le-Khac, Long. "Bildungsroman Hermeneutics in the Post-Civil Rights Era." American Literature, vol. 90, no. 1, 2018

Gil-Naveira, Isabel. "'If She Is to Write Fiction': Buchi Emecheta and Sandra Cisneros Revisit Virginia Woolf." Babel, no. 27, 2018

González, Christopher. Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature, 2017

Gutiérrez y Muhs, Gabriella. "Capirotada: A Renewed Chicana Spirituality Through a Chicana Literary Lens." (Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape: New Works and New Directions, Herrera and Mercado-López (eds.), 2016

Estill, Adriana. "Mexican Chicago in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo: Gendered Geographies." MELUS, vol. 41, no. 2, 2016

Dittmar, Linda. "Teaching Cisneros in India: Postcolonial Parables." Radical Teacher, vol. 101, 2015

Cuevas, T. Jackie. "Chicana 'Feminist Architecture' in the Works of Sandra Cisneros." Southwestern Literature, Brannon (ed.), 2015

Graf, Amara. "Mexicanized Melodrama: Sandra Cisneros' Literary Translation of the Telenovela in Caramelo." Label Me Latina/o, vol. 4, 2014

Lu, Min-Zhan. "Representing and Negotiating Differences in the Contact Zone." A Language and Power Reader: Representations of Race in a "Post-Racist" Era, Eddy and Villanueva (eds.), 2014

Herrera, Cristina. Contemporary Chicana Literature: (Re)Writing the Maternal Script, 2014

Avilès, Elena. "Harvesting a Chicana Cultural Landscape: The Manipulation in Sandra Cisneros' 'Women [sic] Hollering Creek'." Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature, Junquera (ed.), 2013

Montes-Granado, Consuelo. "Code-Switching as a Strategy of Brevity in Sandra Cisneros' Woman Hollering Creek and Others Stories." Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective, Patea (ed.), 2012

Vázquez, David J. Triangulations: Narratives Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity, 2011

Bolaki, Stella. Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women's Fiction, 2011

Field, Robin E. "Revising Chicana Womanhood: Gender Violence in Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street". Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation, Gunne and Thompson (eds.), 2010

de Valdés, María Elena. "The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros): 'In Search of Identity in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street'." The American Dream, Bloom and Hobby (eds.), 2009

Lara, Irene. "Goddess of the Américas in the Decolonial Imaginary: Beyond the Virtuous Virgen/Pagan Puta Dichotomy." Feminist Studies, vol. 34, no. 1-2, 2008

Roberts-Camps, Traci. Gendered Self-Consciousness in Mexican in Chicana Women Writers: The Female Body as an Instrument of Political Resistance, 2008

Bolaki, Stella. "Weaving Stories of Self and Community through Vignettes in Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street." Narratives of Community: Women's Short Story Sequences, Harde (ed.), 2007

Phelan, James. "Rhetoric, Politics, and Ethics in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo." What Democracy Looks Like. A New Critical Realism for a Post-Seattle World, Lang and Tichi (eds.), 2006

Romo, Leticia I. "Sandra Cisneros' 'Barbie-Q': A Subversive or Hegemonic Popular Text?." Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, vol. 24, 2005

Grobman, Laurie. "Rhetorizing the Contact Zone: Multicultural Texts in Writing Classrooms." Reading Sites: Social Difference and Reader Response. Modern Language Association of America, Schweickart and Flynn (eds.), 2004

Bost, Suzanne. "Women and Chile at the Alamo: Feeding U.S. Colonial Mythology." Nepantla: Views from the South, vol. 4, no. 3, 2003

Lohafer, Susan. Reading for Storyness: Preclosure Theory, Empirical Poetics and Culture in the Short Story, 2003

Cruz, Felicia J. "On the 'Simplicity' of Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street." Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 47, no. 4, 2001

Petty, Leslie. "The 'Dual'-ing Images of La Malinche and La Virgen de Guadalupe in Cisneros's The House on Mango Street." MELUS, vol. 25, no. 2, 2000

Brady, Mary Pat. "The Contrapuntal Geographies of Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography, vol. 71, no. 1, 1999

Rosaldo, Renato. "Sandra Cisneros: The Fading of the Warrior Hero." The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader, Delgado and Stefancic (eds.), 1998

Candelaria, Cordelia Chávez. "The 'Wild Zone' Thesis as Gloss in Chicana Literary Study." Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism, Warhol and Herndl (eds.), 1997

Spencer, Laura Gutierrez. "Fairy Tales and Opera: The Fate of the Heroine in the Work of Sandra Cisneros." Speaking the Other Self: American Women Writers, Campbell Reesman (ed.), 1997

Gonzalez, Maria. "Love and Conflict: Mexican American Women Writers as Daughters." Women of Color: Mother-Daughter Relationships in 20th-Century Literature, Brown-Guillory (ed.), 1996

De Valdés, María Elena. "The Critical Reception of Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street." Gender, self, and society : Proceedings of the IV International Conference on the Hispanic Cultures of the United States, von Bardeleben (ed.), 1993

De Valdés, María Elena. "In Search of Identity in Cisneros's The House on Mango Street." Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 23, no. 1, 1992



Autobiography/ Life Writing

A House of My Own: Stories from My Life (2015)



Puro Amor (2015)

Have You Seen Marie? (2012)

Bravo Bruno (written and published in Italian, 2011)

Caramelo (2002)

The House on Mango Street (1984)


Short Story Collections

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991)

My Wicked Wicked Ways (1984)


Poetry Collections

Loose Woman (1994)

Bad Boys (1980)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Sandra Cisneros’ Talk on the Day of the Dead. YouTube, 4 Nov. 2014

Sandra Cisneros at the 2012 National Book Festival. YouTube, 7 Dec. 2012

Sandra Cisneros Reading and Discussion of her New Book Have You Seen MarieYouTube, 27 Nov. 2012

Sandra Cisneros with Dorothy Allison, Conversation from 8. October 1996. Vimeo, 5 Feb. 2010