New York City
November 1, 1935
One of Mohr's favorite writers when she was a young teen, she said in Books I Read When I Was Young, was Mark Twain: “Exciting characterizations. Wonderful humor and touching relationships between the people he wrote about,” she said. She also liked Jack London: “High adventure and drama. Stories about people and parts of the world I had never read about before”; and Agatha Christie: “Lots of fun trying to solve the mystery before the end of the book.”
Nicholasa Golpe attended the Art Students' League and later the Taller de Grafica in Mexico City, the New School for Social Research, the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, and the Pratt Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She married Irwin Mohr, a clinical child psychologist, in 1957. He later died. She has two sons.
Mohr has worked as a fine arts painter and printmaker. She also has taught and worked as an artist and writer in residence. She was head creative writer and co-producer of the video series Aqui y Ahora (Here and Now).
Mohr's young adult books are based on the Puerto Rican experience. She “is recognized for accurately representing the hardships and struggles of her people in the El Barrio section of New York City while celebrating their resilience, solidarity, pride, and variety of life,” according to Children's Literature Review.