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The Resource Ordinary girls : a memoir, Jaquira Díaz

Ordinary girls : a memoir, Jaquira Díaz

Label
Ordinary girls : a memoir
Title
Ordinary girls
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jaquira Díaz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jaquira Díaz writes an unflinching account of growing up as a queer biracial girl searching for home as her family splits apart and her mother struggles with mental illness and addiction. From her own struggles with depression and drug abuse to her experiences of violence to Puerto Rico's history of colonialism, every page vibrates with music and lyricism"--
Summary
Traces the author's upbringing in the housing projects of Puerto Rico, her mother's battle with schizophrenia, her personal struggles with sexual assault and her efforts to pursue a literary career
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10815965
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Díaz, Jaquira
Dewey number
818/.603
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.I176
LC item number
Z46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Díaz, Jaquira
  • Díaz, Jaquira
  • Lesbian authors
  • Racially mixed women
  • Families
  • Mentally ill women
  • Substance abuse
Target audience
adult
Label
Ordinary girls : a memoir, Jaquira Díaz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Girl hood -- Origin story -- El casero -- La otra -- Home is a place -- Monster story -- Candy girl -- Ordinary girls -- Fourteen, or how to be a juvenile delinquent -- Girls, monsters -- Beach city -- Battle stations -- Secrets -- Mother, mercy -- Returning -- Ordinary girls
Control code
2019009593
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781616209131
Lccn
2019009593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1090696817
Label
Ordinary girls : a memoir, Jaquira Díaz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Girl hood -- Origin story -- El casero -- La otra -- Home is a place -- Monster story -- Candy girl -- Ordinary girls -- Fourteen, or how to be a juvenile delinquent -- Girls, monsters -- Beach city -- Battle stations -- Secrets -- Mother, mercy -- Returning -- Ordinary girls
Control code
2019009593
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781616209131
Lccn
2019009593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1090696817

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