Sandra Cisneros headlines Freedom to Read Foundation fundraiser in San Antonio

Contact: Judith Krug

Director, OIF

For Immediate Release

December 27, 2005

Sandra Cisneros headlines Freedom to Read Foundation fundraiser in San Antonio

CHICAGO - Acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros will be reading from her works at a fundraiser for the Freedom to Read Foundation on Sunday, January 22, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the San Antonio Public Library.

Cisneros, whose works include “Caramelo” and “The House on Mango Street,” also will be signing books. All proceeds from the sale of her books will go to the Freedom to Read Foundation.

Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. The suggested donation to attend the event is $25.

  • You may use the secure online donation form to donate now. Please indicate in the comments section that the donation is to attend the Sandra Cisneros Fundraiser.

  • You also may write a check, payable to the Freedom to Read Foundation (memo line: Sandra Cisneros Fundraiser) and mail it to FTRF, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

  • Donations (by cash, checks, or credit card) also will be accepted at the event.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jonathan Kelley at or (800) 545-2433 x4226.

Cisneros was raised in Chicago and currently resides in San Antonio. In 1998, “The House on Mango Street” was the target of a challenge in a Massachusetts high school. Visit Sandra Cisneros' homepage at for more information on this remarkable writer.

The event is being held in conjunction with the 2006 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, and is sponsored in part by Random House.

The San Antonio Public Library is located at 600 Soledad (210-207-2500). The library is bounded by Soledad St. to the west, Navarro St. to the north, Augusta St. to the east, and Giraud St. to the south. The library is approximately one and a quarter miles from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (200 E. Market Street).