Tesoro is a story of family, survival, and the formative power of the women in Salgado's life. It is a telling of the balance between love and perseverance. Tesoro is an unearthing of the sacred connections that make a person whole; the treasure we forever keep with us when we learn from those we love, when we mourn those we've lost, and what grows in between.
This is that bittersweet moment in the process of growing up - seeing the humanity of your loved ones, their choices, your existence and the role all of these things play in your family. This is the moment that leads you to take a harder look at yourself and how you have ultimately been shaped by everything that came before you.
This is the moment, these are the feelings; this is Yesika Salgado's Tesoro. - NPR Books.