Monday, April 27, 2009

Sandra Cisneros Tomorrow!

In honor of the 25th anniversary of The House on Mango Street, we are pleased to have Sandra Cisneros joining us for an event on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30pm.

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children and their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street (Doubleday, $10.95) has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics even as it depicts a new American landscape. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. The San Francisco Chronicle has called The House on Mango Street "marvelous... spare yet luminous. The subtle power of Cisnero's storytelling is evident. She communicates all the rapture and rage of growing up in a modern world." As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cisneros’ best-selling novel, we realize that it is an extraordinary achievement that will live on for years to come. With her fiction and poetry, Cisneros has been an important part of introducing the modern Hispanic American experience to our national literature. With her distinctive, rhythmic style, she has brought us stories of Mexican heritage and American cultural enclaves. Presented in collaboration with Florida Center for the Literary Arts.

Hope to see you there!

-The YAthenaeum Team

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