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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Book
Author : Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2006-02-28
ISBN : 0786736860
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Book
Author : Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993-01
ISBN : 9780605160101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Discovery of Female Adolescent Sexuality in the Cultural Context of Puerto Rico

The Discovery of Female Adolescent Sexuality in the Cultural Context of Puerto Rico Book
Author : Magdalena Natalia Zalewski
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2011-09-30
ISBN : 3656018219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, LMU Munich (Amerika-Institut), course: Ethnicity and American Identity in Contemporary Fiction, language: English, abstract: Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican was her first autobiographic novel and it was the precursor of two following memoirs: Almost a Woman and The Turkish Lover. In When I Was Puerto Rican Santiago tells of her early childhood during the 1950s and ‘60s. The story told in the novel starts in Puerto Rico at Santiago’s age of four up to the age of thirteen when she immigrates with her mother and her then six siblings to the US to live in Brooklyn, New York. Her memoir does not only show the difficulty of switching between two different cultures and mentalities, American and Puerto Rican, but it also portrays the coming of age process of a girl who has to find a balance between her individual desires and expectations of her surrounding world. The novel reveals the Santiago family’s dealings with the pitfalls of poverty and their dreams of a better life. This family experiences life in all varieties: they are moving from the rural town of Macún to the urban area of Santurce, a district of Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan. The family’s destiny as a whole unity is yet only a framing plot. The novel illustrates the struggle of understanding the world from a child’s perspective. In the case of young Esmeralda it is especially hard to understand the dynamics of her unmarried parents’ relationship. For her it is a challenging rethinking process to learn how to tell from her parents’ behavior, who is right and who is wrong. She also longs for appreciation called forth by sibling rivalry and the maternal responsibility for her younger sisters and brothers make Esmeralda question woman- and manhood, which eventually leads her to an inner rebellion. In When I Was Puerto Rican Santiago shares the beginning of her search for the intricate question of her own sexuality. She unveils her solitary way to find femininity, how she had to find the answers to her questions all by herself, due to the omnipresent secretiveness about sexuality. Santiago explains how her younger self tried to unfold the mystery of her mother’s constant but unexplained warning of being casi señorita – almost a young lady. This memoir illustrates the transformation from an inexperienced girl to a teenager, who tries to define herself and figure out what she wants and expects from life.

Almost a Woman

Almost a Woman Book
Author : Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2021-08-01
ISBN : 9780676590920
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reconstruction Through Memory

Reconstruction Through Memory Book
Author : Alexa Fernandez
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Teacher Guide

When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Teacher Guide Book
Author : Novel Units,Pat Watson
Publisher : Novel Units, Incorporated
Release : 2019-07-15
ISBN : 9781581309621
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Book
Author : Santiago Esmeralda
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN : 9781632451132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Riveting."--Booklist, starred review

Almost a Woman

Almost a Woman Book
Author : Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-06-12
ISBN : 0306821117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

El Sueno de America

El Sueno de America Book
Author : Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061860336
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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América Gonzales es empleada de un hotel en una isla en la costa de Puerto Rico, donde limpia los cuartos de extranjeros ricos que miran de reojo. Su madre alcohólica le tiene resentimiento...su novio Correa, quien es casado le pega...y su hija de catorce años piensa que su vida seria mejor en cualquier otro lugar menos donde esté America.Asi que cuando le ofrecen la oportunidad de trabajar como criada y niñera para una familia en el municipio de Weschester, Nueva York, America cree que ha encontrado una puerta de escape. Pero al mismo tiempo en que disfruta del lujo relativo de su nueva vida atreviéndose incluso a querer a otro hombre que no sea Correa, América tiene que luchar contra la constante sensación de que nunca podra escapar su pasado, no importa lo que haga.

America s Dream

America s Dream Book
Author : Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061846945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Lyrical [and] haunting, América’s liberating epiphany will have readers . . . on their feet and cheering." — Washington Post Deftly written and fiercely resilient, América’s Dream explores the ever-shifting definition of what it means to be American and exemplifies the spirit of every immigrant who has dared to realize the American dream. América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on Vieques, an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don’t look her in the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the chance to work as a live-in housekeeper and nanny for a family in Westchester, New York, she takes it as a sign to finally make the escape she's been longing for. Yet, even as América revels in the comparative luxury of her new life—daring to care about a man other than Correa—she is faced with the disquieting realization that no matter what she does, she can never really escape her past.

Bildungsroman Written by Puerto Rican Women in the United States

Bildungsroman Written by Puerto Rican Women in the United States Book
Author : Ismael Muñiz Cruz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Representation of the J bara in When I was Puerto Rican and Con Valor Y Como D Lugar Memorias de Una J bara Puertorrque a

The Representation of the J  bara in When I was Puerto Rican and Con Valor Y Como D   Lugar  Memorias de Una J  bara Puertorrque  a Book
Author : Jennet Rodríguez Betancourt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9783862887699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When I Was Puerto Rican Group Set

When I Was Puerto Rican Group Set Book
Author : Booksource, The
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009-08-01
ISBN : 9781411716797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Book
Author : Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Release : 1994-10-01
ISBN : 9781417622030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success

When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Book
Author : Kate Hebinck Eddy
Publisher : Center for Learning
Release : 2004-12-30
ISBN : 9781560777908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Book
Author : James Scott
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001-04-01
ISBN : 9781580492812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Student Packet

When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Student Packet Book
Author : Novel Units
Publisher : Novel Units, Incorporated
Release : 2019-07-15
ISBN : 9781581309638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From when I was Puerto Rican

From when I was Puerto Rican Book
Author : Lillian Castillo-Speed
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-08-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Book
Author : Morgan Warner,Kenneth Swensen,Zylkia Swensen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-11-29
ISBN : 9781713253167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Puerto Rican Voices in English

Puerto Rican Voices in English Book
Author : Carmen Dolores Hernández
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780275958091
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Puerto Rican writers, living in the United States and writing in English, speak directly about their lives and their literary tradition in this provocative book of interviews.