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Almost a Woman : A Memoir
by Esmeralda Santiago


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306820823
  • ISBN-10: 030682082X
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 336


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