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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican
A Memoir

by Esmeralda Santiago

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2006-02-28
  • Pages : 288
  • 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 Teacher Guide

When I Was Puerto Rican Teacher Guide
A Book

by Novel Units, Inc. Staff,Pat Watson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 36
  • 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
A Book

by Morgan Warner,Kenneth Swensen,Zylkia Swensen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-29
  • Pages : 126
  • 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.

Conquistadora

Conquistadora
A Book

by Esmeralda Santiago

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-07-12
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 030759677X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Student Packet 15 Pack

When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Student Packet 15 Pack
A Book

by Novel Units

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-07-15
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781502061430
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Almost a Woman

Almost a Woman
A Memoir

by Esmeralda Santiago

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-06-12
  • Pages : 336
  • 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.

A Doll for Navidades

A Doll for Navidades
A Book

by Esmeralda Santiago

  • Publisher : Scholastic Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Puerto Rican Perspectives

Puerto Rican Perspectives
A Book

by Edward Mapp

  • Publisher : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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America's Dream

America's Dream
Novel, A

by Esmeralda Santiago

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 336
  • 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.

Puerto Rican Curriculum Development Workshop

Puerto Rican Curriculum Development Workshop
A Report

by Angel P. Campos

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Studies in Scandinavia

American Studies in Scandinavia
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Not English Only

Not English Only
Redefining "American" in American Studies

by Jennifer Eastman Attebery

  • Publisher : Vu University Press Amsterdam
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines American multilingualism.

El Sueno de America

El Sueno de America
Novela, Una

by Esmeralda Santiago

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 360
  • 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.

Growing Up Puerto Rican

Growing Up Puerto Rican
A Book

by Paulette Cooper

  • Publisher : Arbor House Publishing Company
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The narratives of Puerto Rican boys and girls reveal their struggles adjusting to life in America

Las Christmas

Las Christmas
Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories

by Esmeralda Santiago,Joie Davidow

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307426556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this splendid holiday extravaganza. From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santicló delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Díaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories of her late father's holiday dinners, Las Christmas gives us true stories from writers of many traditions--memories of Christmas and Hanukkah that vividly capture the pride and pain, joy and heartbreak, that so often accompany the holidays in the Americas. Richly illustrated and embellished with songs and poems, along with recipes for an unforgettable Christmas dinner--from traditional sweet tamales to Puerto Rican asopao (stew) and coquito (coconut eggnog)--this is an enduring treasury of Latino writing to read again and again. A heartwarming holiday gift.

Puerto Rican Writers at Home in the USA

Puerto Rican Writers at Home in the USA
An Anthology

by Faythe Elaine Turner

  • Publisher : Open Hand Pub Llc
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles the careers of 17 authors, and includes a collection of stories, poems, and essays that detail the Puerto Rican experience in American society

Centro Journal

Centro Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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BARRIO PROFESSORS

BARRIO PROFESSORS
Tales of Naturalistic Research

by Lloyd H Rogler

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-03-15
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prize-winning sociologist Lloyd H. Rogler, a founder of cultural psychiatry, gives us an intimately revealing, brilliantly narrated account of fieldwork from San Juan, Puerto Rico to inner-city New Haven. Using his decades of field experience and creative fiction he explores the daily reality of his "informants"—the Barrio Professors—and uncovers the clash between scientific models and local experience over schizophrenia, the political workings of community, and the power of serendipity. Rogler's multi-layered exploration of the relationship between researcher and community, as well as his candid assessment of field strategies, make the book useful also for methods courses. Barrio Professors is engrossing enough for the general public and an excellent text for courses in ethnic studies, sociology, qualitative methods, psychiatry, public health, anthropology, and social work.

American Lives, American Issues

American Lives, American Issues
A Book

by Robert S. Newman

  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reflecting today's more personalized and openly contentious environment surrounding pluralism and diversity, this innovative anthology links autobiographical and argumentative writing in case-study fashion in order to explore the pros and cons of issues that arise in everyday life. Consists of two kinds of writings—essays about individual lives (autobiographies, human-interest stories) and argumentative or analytic essays (often arranged in terms of opposing viewpoints). Stresses the importance of individual experience and the connection of that vital experience to analysis, generalization and reasoned argument, and helps readers learn to develop and ultimately define their own sense of pluralistic culture today. Groups readings under personal narratives, American places, pluralism, gender, homosexuality, religion, and change in America. Begins each chapter with an autobiographical essay or a human interest story to help readers understand the play of ambiguity and complexity in actual experience. Presents an informal approach to the essentials of argumentative essays by providing a healthy interplay of well-articulated opposing viewpoints on a range of pluralistic and multicultural discussions, emphasizing specific conflicts in generalization and support, and encouraging readers to work out their own understanding of the validity of the respective arguments or analysis. For users who wish to hone their argumentative writing skills, or for general readers interested in a diverse compilation of essays on pluralism, diversity and multiculturalism.

Latino and Latina Writers

Latino and Latina Writers
A Book

by Alan West,María Herrera-Sobek,César Augusto Salgado

  • Publisher : Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 1072
  • ISBN : 9780684312958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title in the Scribner Writers Series provides in-depth biographical and critical essays on more than 50 Latino/Latina writers. Seven thematic essays consider each writer's works in relation to music, language, feminism and other key topics. Covering well-known writers, such as Sandra Cisneros and Luis J. Rodriguez, as well as lesser known but still significant authors, such as Tino Villanueva and Achy Obegas, this set gives researchers detailed coverage of the vibrant works of literature written by Cuban, Dominican, Chicano and Puerto Rican authors.