A Cup of Water Under My Bed

A Cup of Water Under My Bed

A Memoir

Book - 2014
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"It's 1980. Ronald Reagan has been elected president, John Lennon has been shot, and a little girl in New Jersey has been hauled off to English classes. Her teachers and parents and tias are expecting her to become white -- like the Italians. This is the opening to A cup of water under my bed, the memoir of one Colombian-Cuban daughter's rebellions and negotiations with the women who raised her and the world that wanted to fit her into a cubbyhole. From language acquisition to coming out as bisexual to arriving as a reporting intern at the New York Times as the paper is rocked by its biggest plagiarism scandal, Daisy Hernandez chronicles what the women in her community taught her about race, sex, money, and love. This is a memoir about the private nexus of sexuality, immigration, race and class issues, but it is ultimately a daughter's cuento of how to take the lessons from home and shape them into a new, queer life"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston :, Beacon Press,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780807062920
Branch Call Number: ANF 920.009268 HER
Characteristics: 185 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 04, 2016

Interesting memoir of a girl born in the US to a Cuban father and Columbian mother. She talked about how it was tough translating between her family and others. She never learned how to write Spanish as a young girl and struggled learning English. She went back to school to formally learn Spanish. Family relationships, bisexuality, work and life in NYC.

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