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Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros did not have a "normal" childhood. As a person growing up in a society where the class norm was superimposed on a television screen, I couldn't understand why our homewasn't all green lawns and white wood like the ones in `Father Knows Best'. She wanted desperately to believe that her poverty was just a temporary situation, so she looked toward stories to escape. There was a book, called The Little House, that she checked out of the library repeatedly. The house in the story was her dream house because it was one house for one family, and it was permanent and stable. Throughout Cisneros' life, her Mexican-American father, mother, and her six brothers move between Mexico City and Chicago, that never allowed her much time to get settled in any one place. Her loneliness from not having sisters or friends drove her to reading and burying herself in books. In high school she wrote poetry and was the literary magazine editor, but according to Cisneros, she didn't really start writing until her first creative writing class in college in 1974. Five years after receiving her M. A. from the writing program at the University of Iowa, she returned to Loyola University in Chicago, where she had previously earned a BA in English, to work as an

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