The Resource Letters to my mother, by Teresa Cárdenas ; translated by David Unger, (electronic resource)

Letters to my mother, by Teresa Cárdenas ; translated by David Unger, (electronic resource)

Label
Letters to my mother
Title
Letters to my mother
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by Teresa Cárdenas ; translated by David Unger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The narrator of Letters to My Mother is a young Afro-Cuban girl who, upon the death of her mother, must live with her aunt and cousins. Dependent on them and their good will, she finds their taunts about how dark her skin is and their attacks on her behavior, including her choice not to straighten her hair, deeply wounding. To keep her mother alive somehow, and to remember that she was once deeply loved, she writes letters telling Mamita what she is suffering and feeling. Over the course of this powerful and moving novel, the heroine grows up. Her inner strength helps her to overcomeher pain and the racism of at least some of the people around her. And her position in the family changes as she learns to accept herself and others
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Cárdenas, Teresa
Dewey number
j863/.64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Unger, David
  • hoopla digital
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  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Loneliness
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
Label
Letters to my mother, by Teresa Cárdenas ; translated by David Unger, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380141
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980574
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380141
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Letters to my mother, by Teresa Cárdenas ; translated by David Unger, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380141
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980574
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380141
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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