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 - Lynn - Goodreads
I cannot read books that take any faith I have in goodness and stomp on it. I read a huge novel of India and of the crushing poverty and I doubt I have the heart to read a similar story. My ugly American privilege. Read full review
Review: Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de JesusUser Review - Amona - Goodreads
This book is awesome. I know what it's like to live through a journal/diary but to have it published for public critisism is quite bold. I admire her courage as a black women and hope that her story continues to live on. Read full review