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The Resource Almost a woman, Esmeralda Santiago

Almost a woman, Esmeralda Santiago

Label
Almost a woman
Title
Almost a woman
Statement of responsibility
Esmeralda Santiago
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Negi," as the author's family affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in 1961 to live in a three-bedroom tenement apartment with seven siblings, an inquisitive grandmother, & a strict mother who won't allow her to date. At thirteen, Negi yearns for her own bed, privacy, & her father, who remains in Puerto Rico. Translating for Mami at the welfare office in the morning, starring as Cleopatra at New York's Performing Arts High School in the afternoon, & dancing salsa all night, she also seeks to find balance between being American & Puerto Rican. When Negi defies her mother by going on a series of dates, she finds the independence brings challenges. At one a universally poignant coming-of-age tale & a heartfelt immigrant's story, this book is the author's journey into womanhood
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Santiago, Esmeralda
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1004687295/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
F128.9.P85
LC item number
S267 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
6.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Santiago, Esmeralda
  • Santiago, Esmeralda
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santiago, Esmeralda
  • Puerto Rican women
  • Puerto Ricans
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Almost a woman, Esmeralda Santiago
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Continues: When I was Puerto Rican; continued by: The Turkish lover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41049680
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780375705212
Lccn
99025592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41049680
  • (Sirsi) a891139
Label
Almost a woman, Esmeralda Santiago
Publication
Note
Continues: When I was Puerto Rican; continued by: The Turkish lover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41049680
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780375705212
Lccn
99025592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41049680
  • (Sirsi) a891139

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