Carolina Maria de Jesus grew up in the favelas of Brazil, while living in a wooden shack with her three children she kept a diary of her life.
A newspaper asked to publish it, the response was so overwhelming that it became the bestselling Brazilian book in history.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/02/2005
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780285636989