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by Sandra Cisneros

Voices from the Gaps: Sandra Cisneros
This Web site, developed by the University of Minnesota to showcase women writers of color, presents a biography of Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros says that she bases her stories on early childhood experiences. In your journal, write about an experience that you or someone in your family has had that was embarrassing at the time but now seems funny or unimportant.

Kidís Korner: Papel Picado
The illustrations in your textbook show examples of papel picado, a Mexican form of folk art that uses cut patterns in colored paper to simulate the look of lace. At this site, you can read about papel picado and make some yourself by following the directions and using the patterns that are provided.