📒 When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Da Capo Press
ISBN_10 : 9780786736867
Copyright Year : 2006-02-28
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Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.

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📒 When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Palabra
ISBN_10 : 0306814528
Copyright Year : 2006-02-28
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Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.

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📒 When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN_10 : 9780786736867
Copyright Year : 2006-02-28
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One of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, and eventually on to Harvard In a childhood full of tropical beauty and domestic strife, poverty and tenderness, Esmeralda Santiago learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs, the taste of morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. But when her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually a new identity. In the first of her three acclaimed memoirs, Esmeralda brilliantly recreates her tremendous journey from the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years, to translating for her mother at the welfare office, and to high honors at Harvard.

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📒 The Turkish Lover by Esmeralda Santiago

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Merloyd Lawrence Books
ISBN_10 : 0738208205
Copyright Year : 2004-08-11
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The memoir continues with the author finally freeing herself from the influence of her mother, only to be caught up in a new, romantic, relationship.

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📒 When I Was Puerto Rican Teacher Guide by Novel Units, Inc. Staff

Genre : Language arts (Secondary)
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ISBN_10 : 1581309627
Copyright Year : 2007
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Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago.

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📒 Conquistadora by Esmeralda Santiago

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 030759677X
Copyright Year : 2011-07-12
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As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leon. And in handsome twin brothers Ramon and Inocente—both in love with Ana—she finds a way to get there. Marrying Ramon at the age of eighteen, she travels across the ocean to Hacienda los Gemelos, a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited. But soon the Civil War erupts in the United States, and Ana finds her livelihood, and perhaps even her life, threatened by the very people on whose backs her wealth has been built: the hacienda’s slaves, whose richly drawn stories unfold alongside her own in this epic novel of love, discovery and adventure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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📒 Almost A Woman by Esmeralda Santiago

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Da Capo Press
ISBN_10 : 9780306821110
Copyright Year : 2012-06-12
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Following the enchanting story recounted in When I Was Puerto Rican of the author’s emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the prestigious Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, Esmeralda Santiago delivers the tale of her young adulthood, where she continually strives to find a balance between becoming American and staying Puerto Rican. While translating for her mother Mami at the welfare office in the morning, starring as Cleopatra at New York’s prestigious Performing Arts High School in the afternoons, and dancing salsa all night, she begins to defy her mother’s protective rules, only to find that independence brings new dangers and dilemmas.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : One World
ISBN_10 : 9780307554833
Copyright Year : 2009-08-05
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MANY CULTURES * ONE WORLD "Boricua is what Puerto Ricans call one another as a term of endearment, respect, and cultural affirmation; it is a timeless declaration that transcends gender and color. Boricua is a powerful word that tells the origin and history of the Puerto Rican people." --From the Introduction From the sun-drenched beaches of a beautiful, flamboyan-covered island to the cool, hard pavement of the fierce South Bronx, the remarkable journey of the Puerto Rican people is a rich story full of daring defiance, courageous strength, fierce passions, and dangerous politics--and it is a story that continues to be told today. Long ignored by Anglo literature studies, here are more than fifty selections of poetry, fiction, plays, essays, monologues, screenplays, and speeches from some of the most vibrant and original voices in Puerto Rican literature. * Jack Agüeros * Miguel Algarín * Julia de Burgos * Pedro Albizu Campos * Lucky CienFuegos * Judith Ortiz Cofer * Jesus Colon * Victor Hern ndez Cruz * José de Diego * Martin Espada * Sandra Maria Esteves * Ronald Fernandez * José Luis Gonzalez * Migene Gonzalez-Wippler * Maria Graniela de Pruetzel * Pablo Guzman * Felipe Luciano * René Marqués * Luis Muñoz Marín * Nicholasa Mohr * Aurora Levins Morales * Martita Morales * Rosario Morales * Willie Perdomo * Pedro Pietri * Miguel Piñero * Reinaldo Povod * Freddie Prinze * Geraldo Rivera * Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. * Clara E. Rodriguez * Esmeralda Santiago * Roberto Santiago * Pedro Juan Soto * Piri Thomas * Edwin Torres * José Torres * Joseph B. Vasquez * Ana Lydia Vega From the Trade Paperback edition.

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📒 When I Was Puerto Rican by Morgan Warner

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ISBN_10 : 171325316X
Copyright Year : 2019-11-29
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Hello everyone! My name is Zylkia Swensen. I am a 40 years mother, with 6 kids. I started writing this book as a source Getting everything I had bottle up. Its purpose was serve and now I can move on with my life. I'm the weird kind, was not very popular, if anything I was the Anti-popular. My hear was a mess, many moments where bullies would humiliate me. Contemplating Suicide is never the option although sometime it seems like a quick way out. I know, I been there. Join me, you see how no matter how bad everything goes there is always a silver lightning.

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📒 When I Was Puerto Rican Student Packet by Novel Units, Inc. Staff

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ISBN_10 : 1581309635
Copyright Year : 2007
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