Veronica Chambers





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Veronica Chambers is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, Mama’s Girl, which has been course adopted by hundreds of high schools and colleges throughout the country. The New Yorker called Mama’s Girl “a troubling testament to grit and mother love… one of the finest and most evenhanded in the genre in recent years.” Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, Ms. Chambers' work often reflects her Afro-Latina heritage.

Her most recent non-fiction book was Kickboxing Geishas: How Japanese Women are Changing their Nation. Her other non-fiction books include The Joy of Doing Things Badly: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Life, and Foolish Bravery. She has also written more than a dozen books for children, most recently Celia Cruz,...more


Average rating: 3.72 · 4,566 ratings · 782 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Mama's Girl
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Fifteen Candles (Amigas, #1)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Kickboxing Geishas: How Mod...
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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The Joy of Doing Things Bad...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Quinceanera Means Sweet Fif...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Marisol and Magdalena: The ...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1900 — 9 editions
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Lights, Camera, Quince! (Am...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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When Did You Stop Loving Me
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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“The only thing I knew to do with a man was what I'd learned from my parents: to fight or not fight. I had no idea how to craft a partnership beyond that one basic thing.”
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