Child Of The Dark by Carolina Maria De Jesus

The book is a powerful and harrowing diary that provides an unflinching look at the brutal realities of life in the favelas of São Paulo, Brazil, through the eyes of a struggling single mother. The author documents her daily fight for survival and that of her children, as they contend with hunger, poverty, and the constant threat of violence. Her poignant observations and raw emotional honesty offer a deeply personal insight into the systemic social injustices and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.

The 1943rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 198

Since this book was first published in 1960, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 198.0.

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