Mama by Maria Perez-Brown
Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers

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Nothing comes close to the emotional bond that exists between a mother and her daughter.

Through the fascinating personal histories of some of the most influential Latinas in America, Mamá is a testament to the love, hard work, and commitment Latina mothers traditionally have for their daughters.

In Mamá, Latina daughters finally honor their mothers and inspire readers, by paying homage to the strong women who have sacrificed and struggled, laughed and cried, and fought hard to create a better life for their daughters.

Readers will discover the beauty as well as the complexity of the mother-daughter bond. Maria Perez-Brown spoke with Latinas from a variety of nationalities, races, and lifestyles; some are famous, and some not so well known. The women she interviewed include actresses, doctors, filmmakers, as well as such public figures as Cristina Saraleglui, Esmeralda Santiago, Jaci Velásquez, Rosario Dawson, and Celia Cruz. In their own words, these daughters tell us about their relationship with their mothers -- and of a bond every Latina will recognize.

A perfect gift, Mamá will remain a treasure for years to come. This book, like those who breathe within its pages, is a memorial in honor of the women who have shown that true character is exemplified by sacrifice and inspiration, hard work, and, of course, love.

 

About Maria Perez-Brown

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Maria Perez-Brown es la president de Dorado Entertainment y la creadora de Gullah Gullah Island y Taina, la serie de Nickelodeon que recibió el premio de la Mejor Serie Para Niños del 2002 por la Imagen Foundation y el National Council of La Raza. Maria ha sido nominada para un Emmy, y ha ganado el premio presentado por la Academia Nacional Hispana de Artes y Ciencias de los Medios de Comunicación. Se graduó de Yale University y de la escuela de derecho de New York University. En la actualidad, Maria vive en New Jersey con su esposo autor y productor Keith Michael Brown.Maria Perez-Brown is president of Dorado Entertainment and the creator and executive producer of Nickelodeon's Gullah Gullah Island and Taina, named Best Children's Series for 2002 by the Imagen Foundation and the National Council of La Raza. An Emmy-nominated producer, Maria has also won the Annual Achievement in Television Award presented by the National Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences. Maria is a graduate of Yale University and New York University Law School. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, author-producer Keith Michael Brown.
 
Published March 27, 2003 by Rayo -- Harper Collins. 229 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Parenting & Relationships, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Compared to Mama, though, the girl feels drab, so Mama finally agrees that it’s time for the girl’s first sari.

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This illustrated collection of portraits of Latina mother-daughter relationships overflows with love in all its complexity and intensity. Featuring famous Latinas, including salsa queen Celia Cruz,

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A firm believer in black self-empowerment, he criticizes welfare and race-based college admission programs, and charges some black leaders with encouraging followers to victimize themselves and play the""racial blame game."" Among other ideas, he recommends that African-Americans empower themselv...

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Just like Papa did years before, Mama has gone off and left 16-year-old Ariel, 11-year-old Mary Belle and seven-year-old Callie to fend for themselves in rural North Carolina.

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Brown befriends a Haitian vodou priestess who practices in her Brooklyn, N.Y., home.

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As Brown (Tough Boris ) shows Mama and a daughter admiring a pink hat in a shop window (readers will enjoy the chapeau's striking resemblance to a birthday cake), Dotlich (Lemonade Sun ) writes: "Mama loves/ cafés and coffee./ Cobblestone streets./ Chestnuts in brown bags/ and shopping/ with me."

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Like most horror movies, Mama loses a lot of steam once you get a good, long look at Mama, herself.

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JESSICA CHASTAIN as Annabel in "Mama", a supernatural thriller presented by Guillermo del Toro that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed.

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