Sandra Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and makes her living by her pen. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she is the recipient of numerous awards. In Martita, I Remember You / Martita, te recuerdo, a young woman leaves her Mexican family in Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a writer in the cafés of Paris. Instead, Corina spends her brief time in the City of Light running out of money and lining up with other immigrants to call home – and beginning an intense friendship with two other women. Over the years, they disperse to three continents, falling out of touch and out of mind – until a rediscovered letter brings Corina’s days in Paris back with breathtaking immediacy. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago. Sponsored by CALS Adult Programming.
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