Wednesday, October 29, 2008

When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

I like this book because it describes the hardships Negi and her family went through being a poor family and coming to New York from Mancun, Puerto Rico with no money. They went through a lot because they didn't know English. They were a big family. Her mother didn't have enough money to afford all the costs of the house. Even though she is Hispanic, she succeeded in learning English quickly and in helping her mom by translating at her job when she needed it. Because she was so smart and a very strong person, she went to Harvard University. If you read this book, you'll like it because she was the oldest of her brothers and sisters and her parents were divorced. But, she didn't stop going to school and instead helped her mom to persevere and keep on going.

Maria A.

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