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. Her famous books are The Invitation (1979), Women Are Not Roses (1984), and Massacre of the Dreamers (1994).
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- 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.
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- "Ana Castillo | Biography, Books, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
- "Books". latinomagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
- "Latinx Book Bingo Reading Recommendations — Latinas Leyendo". Latinas Leyendo. Retrieved 2020-10-03.