Esmeralda Santiago Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 11 pages of information about the life of Esmeralda Santiago.
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The oldest of eleven children, Esmeralda Santiago moved with her mother and siblings to New York City from Puerto Rico during her adolescence. Her memoirs, which include Almost a Woman, chronicle her experiences of growing up in a large, turbulent, and mobile household in Puerto Rico before relocating to New York when Santiago was thirteen. Santiago has also published a full-length novel, America's Dream, as well as two screenplays and various short stories, but it is her memoirs that have earned high marks from critics. "The books not only detail the footsteps she's taken from living in the lush tropics of rural Puerto Rico to the two-dimensional monochromatics of sooty Brooklyn," noted Los Angeles Times writer Lynell George, "but also the other, oftentimes more treacherous paths Santiago has traveled--those toward finding a place in the world."

Together with When I Was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman focuses on...

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