Artist to Writer: the Life and Work of Nicholasa Mohr

Nicholasa Mohr started life as an artist.  She went to art schools, and it wasn't until later in her life that she switched to telling stories.  In 1973, with Nilda, a coming-of-age story about a young girl in East Harlem, she became the first Latina writer to be published by a major publishing house.  She subsequently wrote stories about the Bronx ("El Bronx Remembered") and the lower east side ("In Nueva York") from the point of view of a Nuyorican.  

        Here is a list of her major publications:

Untitled Nicholasa Mohr (1998)

A Matter of Pride & other stories (1997)

Old Letivia & the Mountain of Sorrows (1996)

The Song of El Coqui & Other tales of Puerto Rico (1995)

The Magic Shell (1995)

Nicholasa Mohr: Growing Up Inside the Sanctuary of My Imagination (1994)

All For the Better: A Story of El Barrio (1993)

Going Home (1986)

Rituals of Survival: A Woman's Portfolio (1985)

Felita (1979)

In Nueva York (1977)

El Bronx Remembered: A Novella & Stories (1975)

Nilda (1973)