When I Was Puerto Rican

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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican
Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786736860
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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
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-02-28 - Publisher: Hachette UK
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
The Discovery of Female Adolescent Sexuality in the Cultural Context of Puerto Rico
Language: en
Pages: 36
Authors: Magdalena Natalia Zalewski
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK
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
Puerto Rican Voices in English
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Carmen Dolores Hernández
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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A Doll for Navidades
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Scholastic Press
While preparing for Christmas in Puerto Rico, seven-year-old Esmeralda asks the Three Magi for a baby doll like her cousin's, but when they bring something else instead she gains a deeper understanding of the meaning of the holiday.
Experiencing Puerto Rican Citizenship and Cultural Nationalism
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-20 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Puerto Ricans experience their citizenship and cultural nationalism within the context of an unincorporated territory in which they have limited participation in the legal framework devised to govern them. Drawing from in-depth interviews with a group of Puerto Ricans who requested a certificate of Puerto Rican citizenship, legal and historical
Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings - An Anthology
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Roberto Santiago
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-05 - Publisher: One World
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
How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Bonnie M. Davis
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-18 - Publisher: Corwin Press
Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis
America's Dream
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins
America’s Dream is the Fifth selection in the inaugural launch of RAYO’s master comtemporary classic series. Told with a wry sense of humor, this novel explores issues associated with becoming an American, and exemplifies the spirit of RAYO, every Hispanic American, and any other immigrant who has dared to realize
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Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Frank Espada
Categories: Documentary photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Frank Espada
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