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Title A cup of water under my bed : a memoir / Daisy Hernández.
Author Hernández, Daisy.
Publication Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
Description xii, 185 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "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.
Contents Condemned -- Before love, memory -- Stories she tells us -- The candy dish -- A cup of water under my bed -- Even if I kiss a woman -- Queer narratives -- Que India -- Only Ricos have credit -- My father's hands -- Blackout -- Despues.
Subject Hernández, Daisy.
Hernández, Daisy -- Family.
Young women -- Family relationships -- United States.
Colombian Americans -- Biography.
Cuban Americans -- Biography.
Bisexual women -- United States -- Biography.
Identity (Psychology) -- United States.
Women -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Women journalists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
ISBN 0807014486 (hardback) :
9780807014486 (hardback) :
0807014494 (ebook)
9780807014493 (ebook)

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