When I Was Puerto Rican Topics for Discussion

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Describe Esmeralda's life as a child. What are the high points of her childhood? The low points?

Esmeralda feels there are some definite drawbacks to being the oldest child. What are these? Who are her younger siblings?

What is the act involving Raymond that prompts the family's move to New York? Describe the event, the months between and the event and the move, and Esmeralda's reactions.

Who are Gladys and Angie? What is it about Esmeralda's visit with these girls that makes her angry? There are deeper emotions at work here. What are they?

Who moves with Ramona to New York initially? Why are all the children not taken with Ramona for the move? Why do you think Esmeralda is chosen to go with Ramona?

Esmeralda hates many things about her life in New York. What are some of the things she dislikes? What are some of...

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