Join Nuestra Palabra and author Sandra Cisnerosas they celebrate the 25th anniversary of her most famous work, The House on Mango Street. The coming-of-age story, based in part on her own experiences, about a girl on a journey of denial and acceptance, so resonated with readers that it launched Cisneros into the literary big leagues. Many credit the novel with helping to redefine what it means to be Latino in a modern American landscape (NP calls it one of the most important books of our time.) 7 p.m. Rice University, Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-867-8943 or visit www.nuestrapalabra.org. Free.
Wed., April 1, 7 p.m., 2009