Almost a Woman: A Memoir

Almost a Woman

A Memoir

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ISBN10: 030682082X ISBN13: 9780306820823 Publisher: Perseus Book Group Published: Jun 12 2012 Pages: 323 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

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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