From Publishers Weekly
Santiago's artful memoir recounts her childhood in rural Puerto Rico and her teenage years in New York City; also available in a Spanish-language edition, $11 *-75677-9
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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 3/2/09
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“[Santiagos] story is painful at points, funny in others, but it speaks a universal truth: We never totally leave our past behind.”
Teen Ink, 4/09
“It shows you the trials that immigrants face when they move to the United States, including the many differences in language and culture…Perfect for those who like books that have real meaning.”