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When I Was Puerto Rican

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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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Publisher: Hachette Books

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780306902536
  • Release date: February 28, 2006

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780306902536
  • Release date: February 28, 2006

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780306902536
  • File size: 443 KB
  • Release date: February 28, 2006

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Kindle Book
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English

Levels

ATOS Level:6
Lexile® Measure:1020
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Books

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9780306902536
    Release date: February 28, 2006

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780306902536
    Release date: February 28, 2006

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780306902536
    File size: 443 KB
    Release date: February 28, 2006

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6
    Lexile® Measure: 1020
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
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