Have you purchased your copy of Hijas Americanas yet? If not, what’s the hold up? Even Urban Latino magazine thinks you should. Here’s a review that they recently ran.
Urbano Latino Review of Hijas Americanas, From Issue #74
Composing a book that draws from her experiences as a Latino woman in America as well as hundreds of other women throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, author Rosie Molinary explores the age old debate of what it means to be beautiful in Hijas Americanas. Opening with a personal reconciliation of her image issues, Hijas Americanas recognizes, “women’s experiences will vary and the one truism across all grounds is that you owe yourself the time and energy of figuring out what is right for you. Like a candid conversation, Hijas Americanas redefines beauty, allowing readers to understand it is never solely skin deep. Beauty embraces inner spirit and changes perceptions. Hijas Americanas also addresses beauty views from the Latino male standpoint and discusses the relationship pressure of having to be a good girl in life and a bad girl in bed.
Instead of harnessing issues of cultural identity, beauty standards and sexuality defined by near-impossible media generated ideals and deep-rooted cultural stereotypes, Hijas Americanas becomes the potent voice that enables women to celebrate themselves. Carolyn Desalu