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The Resource When I was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago

When I was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago

Label
When I was Puerto Rican
Title
When I was Puerto Rican
Statement of responsibility
Esmeralda Santiago
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[The author's] story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her warring parents and seven siblings led a life of uproar, but one full of love and tenderness as well. Growing up, Esmeralda learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of the 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. But just when Esmeralda seemed to have learned everything, she was taken to New York City, where the rules - and the language - were bewilderingly different. How Esmeralda overcame adversity, won acceptance to New York City's High School of Performing Arts, and then went on to Harvard, where she graduated with highest honors, is a record of a tremendous journey by a truly remarkable woman.-BooksInPrint
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Santiago, Esmeralda
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1004687295/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.P85
LC item number
S27 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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Santiago, Esmeralda
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santiago, Esmeralda
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Puerto Rico
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
When I was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Continued by: Almost a woman
  • "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Letters from New York
  • Casi Señorita
  • Dreams of a better life
  • Angels on the ceiling
  • You don't want to know
  • Shot at it
  • One of these days
  • How to eat a guava
  • Jíbara
  • Fighting naked
  • Someone is coming to take your lap
  • American invasion of Macun
  • Why women remain jamona
  • Mami gets a job
  • Mangle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780201581171
Lccn
93024522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2739914
  • (OCoLC)28504012
  • (OCoLC)ocm28504012
  • 215644
  • 298640
  • 2739914
Label
When I was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago
Publication
Note
  • Continued by: Almost a woman
  • "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Letters from New York
  • Casi Señorita
  • Dreams of a better life
  • Angels on the ceiling
  • You don't want to know
  • Shot at it
  • One of these days
  • How to eat a guava
  • Jíbara
  • Fighting naked
  • Someone is coming to take your lap
  • American invasion of Macun
  • Why women remain jamona
  • Mami gets a job
  • Mangle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780201581171
Lccn
93024522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2739914
  • (OCoLC)28504012
  • (OCoLC)ocm28504012
  • 215644
  • 298640
  • 2739914

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