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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from When I Was Puerto Rican

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Macun - This place is where the family lives until the main character is four.

Santurce - Esmeralda's mother moves to this city with the children when the fighting between her parents grows too heated.

La Parada #26, Stop 26 - This place becomes home to Esmeralda's family.

Macun Elementary School - Esmeralda's first experience of education is here.

El Mangle - The family moves here after the bicycle accident.

Calle Castro Vina - This is where the family stays when the mother returns to New York.

Sabana Grande - This is where...

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