Letters to My Mother by Teresa Cardenas

Genre:  Multicultural Fiction

Age Level:  12 and up

# of pages: 102

RAC Book:  No

Letters to My Mother is about a young girl living in Cuba whose mother has died.  Now she is living with her aunt and grandmother who are mean to her, so she writes letters to her mother to discuss her feelings and mistreatments.  She also befriends a neighborhood woman and a white boy in school who also has problems at home.  She quickly sees that these two people are willing to stand up for her when no one else will.  She eventually finds out why her family has such a grudge against her and forgives them for it.  This story discusses death, life, forgiveness, and love.  It is a powerful story that no one will regret reading, but it is a little too short for a RAC book.

 

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1 Response to “Letters to My Mother by Teresa Cardenas”


  1. 1 marlenis December 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    this is a very good book everytime i read it i never wanted to stop is a very intresting book and i think well i know you should keed on writing books like this you rock


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