Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus
This dramatic true account of life in the streets of Sao Paulo, from 1955 to 1960, introduced the world to the plight of the poor as an artist, a writer and single mother of three children, while living in a hovel, supports her family by digging through the garbage for paper and scraps to sell. Reissue.
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Review: Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de JesusUser Review - Kayla Lakings - Goodreads
Great insight into favela life in the 1950's. I loved how they told you what happened to Carolina after the book was published. Read full review
Review: Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de JesusUser Review - Michele - Goodreads
felt that de Jesus' diary was accurate for the time, though a bit heavy handed with criticism for her neighbors and a bit of a holier than thou attitude. For example, she complains about her neighbors ... Read full review