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ISBN:1573225991
Author: Veronica Chambers
ISBN13: 978-1573225991
Title: Mama's Girl
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Language: English
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Publisher: Riverhead Books (May 1, 1997)
Pages: 208

Mama's Girl by Veronica Chambers



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Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection. Praise for Mama's Girl: "Extraordinary. A troubling testament to grit and mother love. On the streets of Brooklyn in the 1970s, Veronica Chambers mastered the whirling helixes of a double-dutch jump rope with the same finesse she brought to her schoolwork, her often troubled family life, and the demands of being overachieving and being underprivileged. Her mother - a Panamanian immigrant - was too often overwhelmed by the task of raising Veronica and her difficult younger brother on her meager secretary's salary to applaud her daughter's achievements.

Mama's Girl" a memoir by Veronica Chambers captures the essence of a young female living in Brooklyn. Veronica expresses how she had a broken relationship with her parents. Especially with her mother, no matter how she excelled academically her mother had no positive reaction and showed no affection. This book is the story of Veronica Chambers' childhood and her relationships with her family, primarily with her mother. It's touching and emotional, but you see the mother/daughter relationship persevere through all the hardships and emotional battles. The writing is very easy to understand and very poignant.

This book is about the true life story of Veronica Chambers constantly trying to connect with her mother, and her going through terrible hardship with her father. I like how the description of the people, her settings and her emotions make me believe I am her and I am in the story. This should tell readers if the story they want to read is suitable for them. This is because when I was reading Mama's girl I was quite young but I still found it, in places, disturbing and I would not have liked for a younger child to have read this book and end up having nightmares.

Mama’s Girl (1996) is Veronica Chambers’s critically and popularly acclaimed second novel. The first, directed at a preteen to early teen audience, told the story of Marisol and Magdalena, best friends of Panamanian descent who must negotiate their connections to both their relatives’ Panamanian memories and their own American lives. That novel is full of laughter, code-switching, and cultural referents from both Panama and Brooklyn. Her third novel, Quinceanera Means Sweet 15, is a sequel to the first and again features Marisol and Magdalena, now adolescents

I found Mama's Girl enjoyable reading. Ms. Chambers' writing style is wonderfully descriptive, while maintaining a tone of informal conversation. Although I can relate to Ms. Chambers in many ways, including age, I personally found more of the story in the tale of her mother's ability to overcome early in the novel.

') There is little at first to distinguish her childhood from those of the many children of hard-working families living in Flatbush, Brooklyn, in the 1970s. Chambers decides to live with her father when it becomes evident that her new stepfather cannot tolerate her. In a chilling series of episodes Chambers describes her stepmother's abuse and her father's remoteness. Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; first serial to Glamour; author tour). Pub Date: June 18th, 1996.

Information about the book, Mama’s Girl: the Fiction, Paperback, by Veronica Chambers (Riverhead Books, May 01, 1997). Book Description: On the streets of Brooklyn in the 1970s, Veronica Chambers mastered the whirling helixes of a double-dutch jump rope with the same finesse she brought to her schoolwork, her often troubled family life, and the demands of being overachieving and underprivileged. Her mother-a Panamanian immigrant-was too often overwhelmed by the task of raising Veronica and her difficult younger brother on her meager secretary’s salary to applaud her daughter’s achievements.

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On the streets of Brooklyn in the 1970s, Veronica Chambers mastered the whirling helixes of a double-dutch jump rope with the same finesse she brought to her schoolwork, her often troubled family life, and the demands of being overachieving and underprivileged. Her mother—a Panamanian immigrant—was too often overwhelmed by the task of raising Veronica and her difficult younger brother on her meager secretary's salary to applaud her daughter's achievements. From an early age, Veronica understood that the best she could do for her mother was to be a perfect child—to rewrite her Christmas wish lists to her mother's budget, to look after her brother, to get by on her own.

Though her mother seemed to bear out the adage that "black women raise their daughters and mother their sons," Veronica never stopped trying to do more, do better, do it all. And now, as a successful young woman who's achieved more than her mother dared hope for her, she looks back on their mother-daughter bond. The critically acclaimed Mama's Girl is a moving, startlingly honest memoir, in which Chambers shares some important truths about what we all really want from our mothers—and what we can give in return.

Reviews: 7
Doriel
This was one of my favorite books growing up and I wasn't able to find it for a long time.
Water
Great book
Keramar
I love this book so thoroughly. the transparency of it all is, at times too much. I'm not, by anyone's standards, and emotional person. but there were times that I was on the border of tears by the struggles that she had to endure.
the mental, emotional and physical abuse that she had to go hrough all in the name of survival was far to painful, even for me. so to imagine her actually having to deal with this is heart-wrenching .
My only qualm about this book is the Mother. I would've loved a true explaination as to why she treated her child like a 4th class citizen. I believe the conversation they had on the floor probably broke that down. I would've loved to be given the dialouge, or even a retelling of that conversation. because even with the growth that they had, even to the last page of the book, I'm constatnly say, "but she's still a bad mother though." I understand the power of a childs love and their willingness to forgive. especially to forgive the "good parent". but as the reader, I felt I needed an explaination to her actions.
I glad - because this is a true story - that their relationship was rectified. albeit a tad flawed. but I still need to know why she felt it was okay to treat her daughter like this and how she could feel okay with continuing to do it. even with the phone call. (I won't go deeper than that for fear of spoilers).

when I have a daughter, I would like this to be the first "big girl" book I give to her.
Mezilabar
I like this book because it was very brief. You explained everything in detail about how you grew as a child. I liked the fact that the author stuck by her mothers side throughtout her struggle. I like her writing style. This is one of my favorite books, because she remind me of Alexus Rhone. She had a great book just like Veronica Chambers. The way the both of them wrote their books was incrediable. Veronica wrote on a level where I understood what the whole novel was about.
Unfortunally, there was something about the way she let everyone boss her around, and beat on her. I felted that she should have defended herself better than what she did in the past.
By reading this novel, I learned that, no matter what you go through, stick by your family side, because one day you would be able to change the way they act in life.
I think that any child who is going through what Veronica Chambers went through, should take the time out and read this novel. That way they would know what to do in certain situation.
Dont_Wory
Three things that I like about the book Mama's Girl is how it describe events that happened in detail, the detail was so good that you could have been in the book. Another thing I like about the book was how Veronica was successful out of all the hard times she went through! My favorite was the attitude that the characters had in the book.One thing that I dislike about the book was how the ending was I feel that there should have been more ,or maybe even a part*2*.One thing I learned from the book is no matter what you may go through you should always stay on your books so you would be successful in life.If there was one person I would want to read this book I think it would be a movie director so a movie would come out, because after reading the book I would really be interested in seeing a movie!
Browelali
I liked this book because it reminds me of my mother. Whenever my mom was around 13 years-old her dad would go to clubs. This book should be read by teenagers because it has bad words and little kids should not be reading this kind of book. If I was Vickie I would put my stepmom in jail for beating me up. By reading this book I feel how she felt because of all the beating and cursing of her dad. I wouldn't like to be in her spot because I would probably run away from home. I think she shouldn't forgive her mom because her mom really didn't pay attention to her. I learned to have patience before doing something that you would regret later in life. Veronica had lots of patience because she never argued with her parents instead she kept things to herself.
Brialelis
I have read this book and I think that it is very good. It is one of the most interesting books I have really enjoyed.When I was reading it, it made me feel like I was really in the story. I think that Veronica is a very smart kid to be going to so much home problems and still managed to be in the honor classes. The book is a great way to teach children how lucky you are to have parents who care about you. This book is really good that when I was reading it I felt that I didn't want to stop reading it. I would recommend this book to my friends and family.
I am a forty year old white woman. Where I went to school, there was a small pocket of black women who pretty much stuck together excluding the rest of us. We knew why they stuck together, but we wanted to befriend them too. I often wanted to break into their tight circle and know how it was for them but their prickly exterior shell forbade interference. This book explains everything clearly and truthfully. An adolescence of pain and forgiveness beautifully written. Read this book and understand what it takes to be a successful black woman against all odds