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Sandra Cisneros Working on ‘The House on Mango Street’ Opera

The beloved novel The House on Mango Street is getting a musical makeover with an operatic release that author Sandra Cisneros is working on with composer Derek Bermel. Sandra Cisneros first published the book in 1984 and it has since sold more than six million copies and it’s been translated into 20 languages. View this…

Sandra Cisneros Is Giving Her $50,000 Award Money To Her Assistants So They Can Buy A Home

Earlier this week we reported that  Sandra Cisneros was awarded the distinguished PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. Aside from this incredible recognition, the author’s award also comes with a $50,000 monetary prize. In an interview with NBC News, Cisneros announced that she isn’t keeping the money for herself, but rather giving it away. She said she…

Sandra Cisneros Wins 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature

Thirty-four years since acclaimed author  Sandra Cisneros released her breakthrough novel The House on Mango Street, and she continues to be recognized for her contributions in literature today. Last week, Cisneros was named the recipient of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The award comes with a $50,000 monetary prize. Despite the astonishing fact…

Meet Three WOC Who Won the MacArthur “Genius” Award

Every year, since 1981, the MacArthur Fellows Program has awarded more than a thousand people a significant monetary award to people who are creating a positive change through their work. In other words, the MacArthur Award is a huge deal, that’s why it’s exciting to hear that three of the recipients of the MacArthur Fellows…

More Than 200 Latinx Celebs Sign #QueridaFamilia Letter of Support

If you’re struggling right now, you’re not alone. Especially following the recent mass shootings, many of us in the Latinx community are currently feeling like there’s been a target on our backs and are fearful that our friends and family could be shot and killed at any second. But we’re here to remind you that…

15 Books by WOC You Have to Read This Summer

The temperatures are rising, and those warm months of summer are almost here. This time of year is all about relaxing vacations, lounging at the beach and pool, and finding little moments here and there to unwind and soak up the sun. Of course, you are going to want to have a great summer read…

30 Latina Feminist Heroes Whose Work Continues to Empower

Latinas throughout history have fought for equal rights and access to what has long been denied to women. Some achieved acclaim — as well as backlash — and others are footnotes (unfortunately and hopefully not for long) in history. But as their achievements show, they’ve made their mark. The women on this list include pioneers and…

10 Books That Highlight The Latinx Immigrant Experience

With their skill at using the written word, these authors create just as poignant and graphic an image of the immigration experience as these filmmakers do. Here are ten stories of Latinx immigration that might convince you to turn off Netflix and dig up that Kindle or even library card, instead.