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Nilda
     

Nilda

4.2 6
by Nicholasa Mohr
 

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Selected as Outstanding Book of the Year by the New York Times and a Best Book of 1973 by the American Library Association.

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Selected as Outstanding Book of the Year by the New York Times and a Best Book of 1973 by the American Library Association.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
"What makes the book remarkable is the richness of detail and the aching sense of a child's feelings. Sad, funny, fascinating and honest, it will appeal to adults as well as children."
School Library Journal
�An exceptional story of hardship and discrimination faced by a poor Puerto Rican girl.�

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060243326
Publisher:
HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date:
11/28/1973
Edition description:
1st ed.
Pages:
272
Age Range:
10 Years

What People are Saying About This

Juno Diaz
�Nilda is a singular achievement: powerful, unflinching, wise and a landmark in Puerto Rican Diasporic literatures. One of the books that drove me to the page and that inspires me to this day.� --(Junot D�az, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
School Library Journal
"An exceptional story of hardship and discrimination faced by a poor Puerto Rican girl."

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Nilda 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts off slow and dull but it gets much much better! Not only do you see life in the 40's from a girl..but from a Puerto Rican girl...you 'become' her as she faces prejudice..racism..and everything that comes with growing up. It's a touching story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brought back memories of my own childhood and i recommend it for children and adults to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LIKE THIS BOOK SO MUCH, THAT I READ IT EVERY DAY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has touched the hearts of my adult ESL students and delighted my ten-year old and her classmates.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not believe how much this book touched me in so many different ways. The title character, Nilda, is so open about her life and feelings. She almost seems oblivous to the dreary circumstances of her life, reveling in the simple pleasures of being a child in a big city in the 1940's. Yet, at the same time her narrative denotes a concious choice to revel in the good things she can see through the eyes of a child rather than through the harsh realities of being a young Puerto Rican girl in the barrio.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a boring story about a girl who grows up and faces problems!