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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican
Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 9780306814525
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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.
When I Was Puerto Rican
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Palabra
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.
When I Was Puerto Rican
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-02-28 - Publisher: Da Capo Press
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.
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 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.
Almost a Woman
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Da Capo Press
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.
Conquistadora
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-12 - Publisher: Vintage
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.
Almost a Woman
Language: en
Pages: 52
Authors: Mary Wood-Allen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-06 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Almost a Woman by Mary Wood-Allen
Puerto Rican Voices in English
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Carmen Dolores Hernández
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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.
When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Teacher Guide
Language: en
Pages: 36
Authors: Novel Units, Pat Watson
Categories: Language arts (Secondary)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-15 - Publisher: Novel Units, Incorporated
Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago.
Boricua Literature
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Lisa Sánchez-González
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-01 - Publisher: NYU Press
Punctuated by marches across the United States in the spring of 2006, immigrant rights has reemerged as a significant and highly visible political issue. Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of U.S. Citizenship brings prominent activists and scholars together to examine the emergence and significance of the contemporary immigrant rights movement. Contributors place the contemporary immigrant rights movement in historical and comparative contexts by looking at the ways immigrants and their allies have staked claims to rights in the past, and by examining movements based in different communities around the United States. Scholars explain the evolution of immigration policy, and analyze current conflicts around issues of immigrant rights; activists engaged in the current movement document the ways in which coalitions have been built among immigrants from different nations, and between immigrant and native born peoples. The essays examine the ways in which questions of immigrant rights engage broader issues of identity, including gender, race, and sexuality.
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 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