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Cuando era puertorriqueña

Authors: Santiago, Esmeralda
Genres: Spanish
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO022000, SOC044000
ISBN: 9780804153409, Related ISBNs: 0679756779, 080415340X, 9780679756774, 9780804153409
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 320,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: La historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en la parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continuas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura. De niña, Esmeralda aprendió a apreciar cómo se come una guayaba,
a distinguir la canción del coquí, a identificar los ingredientes en las morcillas y a ayudar a que el alma de un bebé muerto subiera al Cielo. Pero precisamente cuando Esmeralda parecía haberlo aprendido todo sobre su cultura, la llevaron a Nueva York, donde las reglas —y el idioma— eran no sólo diferentes, sino también desconcertantes. Cómo Esmeralda superó la adversidad, se ganó entrada a la Performing Arts High School y después continuó a Harvard, de donde se graduó con altos honores, es el relato de la tremenda trayectoria de una mujer verdaderamente extraordinaria.
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