Rituals of Survival: A Woman’s Portfolio
by Nicholasa Mohr
Publication Date: January 1, 1985
Bind: Trade Paperback
Nicholasa Mohr writes from the heart of her cultural circumstances, that of being a New York Puerto Rican female, and she succeeds in universalizing the struggles and triumphs of the characters that share her background reality. Mohr’s many books have been distinguished by some of the most coveted awards of the publishing world: The New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, Library Journal Best Book of the Year, American Book Award, National Book Award Finalist, and Jane Adams “Citation of Merit.”
Rituals of Survival: A Woman’s Portfolio is Nicholasa Mohr’s testimonial to the indomitable women who face urban blight, poverty and most of all, the limiting roles that men try to create for them. Mohr’s characters demand our support and respect for their declarations of independence and the domestic and social revolutions they pursue.
“Mohr’s book is a cause for celebration.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This fine collection confirms the power of a voice that should continue to be heard.”—Booklist
Nicholasa Mohr is the author of numerous acclaimed, award-winning books for children, young adults and adults. She has won several awards for her writing, including an Honorary Doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany. Her forthcoming young adult novel, Nilda, will be available March 2011. She lives in El Barrio where she was born, and continues to write books for all ages.