Sandra Cisneros reads from her new book of poetry. (WTTW News)

Sandra Cisneros visited her hometown for a reading of her new book at the Field Museum. “Woman Without Shame” is her first published collection of poems in 28 years. 

This combination of images released by Vintage Books shows cover art for "Martita, I Remember You," left, and a portrait of author Sandra Cisneros. (Vintage Books via AP, left, and Keith Dannemiller via AP)

The author of the best-selling “The House on Mango Street” is back with her first work of fiction in almost a decade, a story of memory and friendship, but also about the experiences young women endure as immigrants worldwide.

Star of screen, stage, TV and music, talks about her amazing career

Celebrated actor, singer and dancer Rita Moreno is in Chicago to honor Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street, at an awards ceremony on Wednesday night. Tuesday, the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning artist joins Chicago Tonight to share stories from her incredible life and career.