Nilda Author:Mohr, Nicholasa Nilda's Legacy — Her mother lay dying in the hospital. She called Nilda to her bedside. In a voice not much stronger than a whisper, she spoke the words Nilda would remember for the rest of her life. — "Hold on to yourself, even if at times you have to let go some...but not all! No...Nilda...not ever. A little piece inside has to remain yours ... more »always; it's your right, you know. To give it all up...entonces, mi hijita...you will lose what is real inside you."
"Although Nilda is a novel, it presents an accurate and colorful account of a Puerto Rican child's daily life--the pleasures and the pains, the sights and sounds, and the efforts to cope with the many and varied problems of simple youth--in Spanish Harlem."