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Sandra Cisneros doesn’t need an introduction. Her coming-of-age novel, The House on Mango Street, has sold over six million copies and has turned the Chicago native into a household name.

With a writing career that spans over 40 years, Cisneros is one of the most renowned Mexican-American authors of our generation.

Her latest published work is a bilingual chapbook titled Puro Amor, where the author captures a moment in the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in La Casa Azul. She writes about Kahlo’s love of her animals and throughout the pages, the reader will find drawings of dogs, which Cisneros illustrated as a tribute to her own pets.

Earlier this year, Cisneros joined Maria Hinojosa for a live conversation at the Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. The conversation was part of WBEZ’s Podcast Passport series, in partnership with Vocalo Radio. In this live and intimate conversation, Sandra Cisneros reflects on her past, present and the legacy she hopes to leave behind.

Featured image by WBEZ and Kevin Pencza. 

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