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Nilda
By Alma Flor Ada (foreword by) and Nicholasa Mohr
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pinata Books
Publication date March 31, 2011
Pages 248
Binding Paperback
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781558856967
ISBN-10 155885696X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Damn you bastards, coming here making trouble. Bunch of animals." The two police offers responding to a call about an open fire hydrant lash out furiously at the Puerto Rican residents of New York City's El Barrio neighborhood. It's the summer of 1941, and all ten-year-old Nilda wants to do is enjoy the cool water with her friends. But the policemen's curses end their fun, and their animosity is played out over and over again in Nilda's life. She is repeatedly treated with contempt and even disgust by adults in positions of authority: teachers, nurses and social workers.

At home, though, she is surrounded by a large and loving--if somewhat eccentric--family that supports and encourages her artistic abilities. She experiences the onset of World War II and watches anxiously as several brothers go off to war; her stepfather s poor health means he can t work, causing serious financial difficulties for the family; one brother slinks off to the underworld, leaving behind a pregnant girlfriend, adding two more mouths to feed to the family s already dire situation.

Named an "Outstanding Book of the Year" by The New York Times and one of the "Best Books of the Year" by the American Library Association in 1973 when it was first published, Nicholasa Mohr's classic novel about life as an immigrant in New York City offers a poignant look at one young girl's experiences. Issues of race, religion and machismo are realistically and movingly depicted in this groundbreaking coming-of-age novel that was one of the first by a Latina author to be hailed by the mainstream media.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780553085464 Book cover for 9780934770613 Book cover for 9781558856967
 
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With Nicholasa Mohr, Alma Flor Ada (other contributor) | from Pinata Books (March 31, 2011)
9781558856967 | details & prices | 248 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $12.95
About: "Damn you bastards, coming here making trouble.
from Arte Publico Pr (June 1, 1985)
9780934770613 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.80 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $11.95
About: The bombing of Pearl Harbor awakens Nilda Ramirez to the harsh realities of life outside her friendly Spanish Harlem neighborhood
from Bantam Books (November 1, 1974)
9780553085464 | details & prices | List price $1.25
About: A young girl growing up in Spanish Harlem in the 1940's watches the secure world of her childhood years slowly erode away.
Reinforced
With Nicholasa Mohr | from Demco Media (September 1, 2002)
9780606240192 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.85 lbs | List price $20.73
About: The bombing of Pearl Harbor awakens Nilda Ramirez to the harsh realities of life outside her friendly Spanish Harlem neighborhood
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833506566 Book cover for 9781435280045
 
With Nicholasa Mohr | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 16, 2008)
9781435280045 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.92 lbs | List price $20.95
About: A young girl growing up in Spanish Harlem in the 1940's watches the secure world of her childhood years slowly erode away.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833506566 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.00 lbs | List price $23.25
About: The bombing of Pearl Harbor awakens Nilda Ramirez to the harsh realities of life outside her friendly Spanish Harlem neighborhood

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