When I Was Puerto Rican - Someone Is Coming to Take Your Lap and American Invastion of Macun Summary & Analysis

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Someone Is Coming to Take Your Lap and American Invastion of Macun Summary and Analysis

In "Someone Is Coming to Take Your Mother's Lap," the family arrives in Santurce which is a suburb of San Juan and move into a house at La Parada #26, Stop 26, which is named for a former trolley station. The school is much larger and Esmeralda seems to have some trouble being accepted with the children laughing at her and calling her "jibara," a word that refers to a person from the rural areas of Puerto Rico. Here, Esmeralda overhears her mother talking to a neighbor about a woman named Rita who is the girlfriend of Ramona's brother. Ramona believes the woman to be of loose morals but the conversation stops abruptly when the neighbor spots Esmeralda. It's during this...

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