Welcome to the LibGuide for Professor Fitzgerald's LIT1000 course. This guide will provide information and resources for the short story "Pilón" by Sandra Cisneros.
"Pilón is what the grocer gives you as a little token of thanks. He throws in some extra of whatever it is you bought. Or a toy or candy. Just to say thank you for patronizing her store."
-interview with Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros is a Mexican-American writer, poet, and performance artist born in Chicago, IL. She is the only daughter in a family of 7 children. Through her writing, she tackles complex social and cultural issues. She is perhaps most known for The House on Mango Street, published in 1984 and winner of the American Book Award.
The short story "Pilón" can be found in Cisneros' semi-autobiographical novel Caramelo.