TANGLETOWN — The author of “The House on Mango Street,” a 1983 novel that is required reading in many high school English courses, will visit Washburn High School this spring, the school reported on its website.
Sandra Cisneros will visit Minneapolis in April as a part of the Talking Volumes reading series sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, the Star Tribune and the Loft Literary Center. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Cisneros’ short novel, a Latina girl’s coming-of-age story set in Chicago.
Cisneros will discuss her book with Keri Miller, MPR’s Midmorning host, before a live audience in the Washburn auditorium. The broadcast was scheduled for 7 p.m. April 21.
Tickets are $20 and are available at www.mpr.org.
“The House on Mango Street” won the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award in 1985, the author reports on her website. The book has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.