Letters to My Mother

Letters to My Mother

by Teresa Cardenas, David Unger

NOOK Book(eBook)

$7.99 $8.95 Save 11% Current price is $7.99, Original price is $8.95. You Save 11%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Letters to My Mother by Teresa Cardenas

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 overcome her 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554980574
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Publication date: 06/23/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Teresa Cardenas is Cuba's best-known author for young people and is a world-famous storyteller and dancer. She has won the Casa de las Americas prize for her novel Perro Viejo / Old Dog and Cuba's National Prize in Literary Criticism for Cartas al cielo (published as Letters to My Mother / Cartas a mi mama in North America). She lives in Havana with her two children.

David Unger, originally from Guatemala, is a well-known translator, poet and novelist who lives in New York City.


Teresa Cardenas is Cuba's best-known author for young people and is a world-famous storyteller and dancer. She has won the Casa de las Americas prize for her novel Perro Viejo / Old Dog and Cuba's National Prize in Literary Criticism for Cartas al cielo (published as Letters to My Mother / Cartas a mi mama in North America). She lives in Havana with her two children.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews