Sandra Cisneros was born to a Mexican father and a Mexican American mother in Chicago in 1954. Cisneros has worked as a college recruiter, an arts administrator, a teacher to high school dropouts, and a poet. She has also visited numerous colleges around the country as a visiting writer. Cisneros was awarded the Before Columbus American Book award for her collection of stories entitled The House on Mango Street, and is also the author of My Wicked Wicked Ways, a volume of poetry. Cisneros currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.
Carmen Tafollais one of the most anthologized of all Latina poets, with poems for both adults and children appearing in more than 200 anthologies.nbsp;She is the author of the Bluebonnet Award-nominatedBaby Coyote and the Old Woman.Sharyll Teneyucais a social justice lawyer and the niece of Emma Tenayuca.nbsp;Terry Ybáñezis the illustrator ofChristmas Tree: El Árbol de NavidadandHairs/Pelitos. They all live in San Antonio, Texas.