Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus
New American Library, 1962 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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 - Goodreads
This book is incredibly empowering. It tells the raw account of Carolina Maria de Jesus, a Brazilian woman living in the favelas of São Paulo, Brazil's largest city. She talks about making a living ... Read full review
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