In short, Sandra Cisneros is a writer whose voice is indicative of the Chicano literary movement. Growing up in Chicago as an American, she has deep cultural roots in the Mexican tradition. This has infiltrated her writing as many of her works express the voices of varying Hispanic Americans at work and play living in this melting pot society still longing for their own identity.
One of my favorite pieces is "Salvador Come Late or Early". It is about a boy who is introduced to responsibility at an early age because he cares for siblings, but this makes him often late for school and late home. It may create holes and make him late in his education. But it seems that this little boy is learning much more common sense than many of the world's adults.
Other famous works you should read criticism about include:
- The House on Mango Street
- Los Boxers
- My Friend Lucy Who Smells Like Corn