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The House of Six Doors is an autobiographical novel about a thirteen-year-old girl who, along with her single-mother, emigrate to the U.S.A. from the tiny island of Curaçao. The colorful history and traditions of the blend of cultures that form Curaçao permeate the story, from Dutch slave traders and colonists, to slaves and their descendants, to the Arawak people who were there first. They all find themselves wrapped into the backstory of one family.
The House of Six Doors is the perfect book to pair up with a winter getaway to Curaçao!
The House of Six Doors was named the winner in the Multicultural Non-Fiction category of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
From the Publisher:
Serena, at the age of thirteen, leaves behind her home and her beloved grandmother, Oma, on the colorful Caribbean island of Curaçao when her mother — ambitious, impulsive, and emotionally unstable — takes her and her sister to the United States to pursue the American Dream. They drive from Miami to Hollywood, where their money and luck run out and a 1963 Ford Galaxie becomes their first American home. The narrative moves between seedy Hollywood in the 1970s and tropical Curaçao. The timeless wisdom of her grandmother becomes the compass by which Serena negotiates the complex journey of an immigrant and a young girl’s coming of age.