What Do I Read Next?
My Wicked Wicked Ways, published as a book in 1987 by Sandra Cisneros, is an adaptation of her master's thesis from the University of Iowa. This collection of poems expresses various themes of the writer's early career.
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories is Cisneros's 1991 collection of stories characterizing Mexican Americans living in San Antonio, Texas. The book explores the process of socialization and cultural assimilation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans into American society.
Bad Boys is a short collection of poems by Sandra Cisneros published in 1980. Like The House on Mango Street, the poems in Bad Boys revolve around stories from Hispanic neighborhoods and are characterized by short, vivid phrases that evoke impressionistic images of her characters.
The Rodrigo Poems, another collection of poetry by Sandra Cisneros published in 1985, reflects a more mature voice that characterizes Cisneros's work after The House on Mango Street. These poems are inspired by the author's travels in Europe, and evoke her encounters with men, all of whom are anonymously referred to as "Rodrigo."
Baseball in April: And Other Stories by Gary Soto (1990) realistically captures the daily lives of young Hispanics in this collection of eleven short stories.
Nicholasa Mohr's Nilda, published in 1973, features a Puerto Rican girl living in the barrio of New York City during World War II, where she meets discrimination every day.
1995's The Air Down Here. True Tales from a South Bronx Boyhood, is a collection of reminiscences from Gil C. Alicea and Carmen Desena, who talk of real life for a teen in a Hispanic neighborhood of New York City.