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Migrant Daughter: Coming of Age as a Mexican American Woman
Taking us from the open spaces of rural New Mexico and the fields of California's Great Central Valley to the intellectual milieu of student life in Berkeley during the 1950s, this memoir, based on an oral history by Mario T. García, is the powerful and moving testimonio of a young Mexican American woman's struggle to rise out of poverty. Migrant Daughter is the coming-of- ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 17th 2000 by University of California Press
(first published December 18th 1999)
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Jan 09, 2016 Julia rated it it was ok
I really did not like the writing style of this book. It's like what you would see in an essay with a lot of "futhermore" and "however" and blatant explanations of what each experience taught her. Another autobiography I've seen this in is Misty May's Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life. I just don't like this style of writing at all. I prefer more subtlety and structure that is more like that of a story than that of a series of academic essays.