Esmeralda SantiagoFiction, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20050914, 20000301, 19991117
Winner of the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award in 1999, the memoir Almost a Woman is Esmeralda Santiago’s sequel to her first book, When I was Puerto Rican, both of which explore not just her life as a migrant to New York, but the tension of being pulled apart by two very different cultures. Santiago also talks about her novel, America's Dream, and discusses the difference in writing memoir versus fiction.
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