Ana Castillo

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Ana Castillo (born June 15, 1953-) is a Chicana poet, novelist, and essayist.[1] She writes in English. She sometimes uses Spanglish words and phrases.

She was born and raised in Chicago. She writes stories about her Mexican ancestors. When she was a nine year old girl, she wrote her first poems about death of her Latina grandmother.[2] Her famous books are The Invitation (1979), Women Are Not Roses (1984), and Massacre of the Dreamers (1994).[2]

She writes essays about race, sex, and gender in the United States and Mexico.[3] She also writes science fiction.[4][5]

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  1. The Norton anthology of Latino literature. Stavans, Ilan., Acosta-Belén, Edna. (1st ed ed.). New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 2011. ISBN 978-0-393-08007-0. OCLC 607322888. |edition= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/ana-castillo
  3. "Ana Castillo | Biography, Books, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  4. "Books". latinomagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  5. "Latinx Book Bingo Reading Recommendations — Latinas Leyendo". Latinas Leyendo. Retrieved 2020-10-03.