Nicholasa Mohr was born in Manhattan’s El Barrio to Puerto Rican parents. She is the author of numerous books for adults, young adults, and children, including In Nueva York, Nilda, Rituals of Survival: A Woman’s Portfolio, A Matter of Pride, El Bronx Remembered, Felita, and Going Home. She is the recipient of the Jane Addams Peace Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature, and the Raúl Juliá Award for Creative Commitment, among others. She received an Honorary Doctorate from the State University of New York, and the Bronx Public Library named the Nicholasa Mohr Reading Room at the Sedgewick Branch in her honor.
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