When I Was Puerto Rican - Angels on the Ceiling and You Don't Want to Know Summary & Analysis

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Angels on the Ceiling and You Don't Want to Know Summary and Analysis

In "Angels on the Ceiling," Esmeralda tells the story of their airplane trip to New York, their arrival in Brooklyn, and their first meeting with their mother's mother, who they call Tata, and her friend Don Julio. Ramona and the children soon move into an apartment of their own and there are angels painted on the ceiling. Esmeralda wonders how many people those angels have seen come and go through that apartment.

Esmeralda and her mother go to a place they call La Marketa where Esmeralda is amazed by the number of vendors and the way her mother deals for everything. When Esmeralda registers for school, she's told that she'll be going into seventh grade. She was in eighth in Puerto Rico is...

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