Everything you need to understand or teach When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago.
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago is a memoir of her experiences as a child when she was living in Puerto Rico with her mother Ramona, her father Pablo, and her 6 siblings. Esmeralda takes on more responsibilities, such as caring for the children, when her mother Ramona is forced to escape her father’s violent behavior. They move to New York, but Esmeralda is extremely unhappy and longs for the simplicity of life in Puerto Rico. Despite her unhappiness, Esmeralda does well in school and eventually graduates from Harvard.
When I Was Puerto Rican Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: