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.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Dimensions: Width: 13.70cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 20.60cm
ISBN 10: 030682082
Publication Date: 12 June 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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A courageous memoir. . . . One witnesses ... the blessings, contradictions and restraints of Puerto Rican culture . -- The Washington Post Book World
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