Davidson author gives voice to young women
Jun. 8, 2007 Lake Norman Navigator
By Amanda Young
While browsing through Barnes and Noble, Lake Norman residents will be able to see a local presence on the shelves. “Hijas Americanas,” by Davidson author Rosie Molinary, can now be found in major booksellers and will soon show up at more independent stores, like Main Street Books in Davidson. “The book looks at Latin American women’s coming of age experiences, specific to body image, beauty perception and ethnic identity,” Molinary said. Besides those topics, “Hijas Americanas” delves into the religious influences, relationships with parents and intimate relationships of Latinas growing up in the United States. Molinary intertwines her own experiences of growing up as a Puerto Rican girl in the South with data from a Web-based survey of 521 women and lengthy interviews with more than 90 women. The book was not something Molinary always envisioned herself doing. She knew she wanted her life to be about advocacy, but eventually, her mission found a life of its own. Read the rest of the article here.