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Esmeralda Santiago

Full Name: Esmeralda Santiago
Gender: Female
Born: 1948-01-01
Number of Works: 14
Esmeralda Santiago (born 1948 in San Juan, Puerto Rico). Is a renowned Puerto Rican author In 1961, she came to the United States when she was thirteen years old, the eldest in a family that would eventually include eleven children. Ms. Santiago attended New York City's Performing Arts High School, where she majored in drama and dance. After eight years of part-time study at community colleges, she transferred to Harvard University with a full scholarship. She studied film production and graduated in 1976 magna cum laude. Shortly after graduation, she and her husband, Frank Cantor, founded CANTOMEDIA, a film and media production company, which has won numerous awards for excellence in documentary filmmaking.

Her writing career evolved from her work as a producer/writer of documentary and educational films. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in national newspapers including the New York Times and the Boston Globe, and on mass market magazines like House & Garden, Metropolitan Home, and Good Housekeeping.



ISBN: 0679756760, 9780679756767
Keywords: rican, puerto
Pages: 274
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 037570521X, 9780375705212
Keywords: woman
Pages: 336
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0307268322, 9780307268327
Keywords: conquistadora
Pages: 432
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 60%

An epic novel of love, discovery, and adventure by the author of the best-selling memoir When I Was Puerto Rican.As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de León. And in handsome twin brothers Ramón and Inocente—both in love with Ana—she finds a way to get there. She marries Ramón, and in 1844, just eighteen, she travels across the ocean to a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited on the island. Ana faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolat
ISBN: 030681451X, 9780306814518
Keywords: lover, turkish
Pages: 347
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0060928263, 9780060928261
Keywords: dream, america
Pages: 336
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the chance to work as alive-in housekeeper and nanny for a family in Westchester County, New York, she takes it as a sign that a door to escape has been opened. Yet even as América revels in the comparative luxury of her new life, daring to care abou
ISBN: 1417642262, 9781417642267
Keywords: puertorriquea, era, cuando
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%

La historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en la parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continúas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura. De niña, Esmeralda aprendió a apreciar cómo se come guayaba, a distinguir la canción del coquí, a identificar los ingredientes en las morcillas y a ayudar a que el alma de un bebé muerto subiera al cielo. Pero precisamente cuando Esmeralda parecía haberlo aprendido todo sobre su cultura, la llevaron a Nueva York, donde las reglas -y el idioma- eran no sólo diferentes, sino
ISBN: 0439553989, 9780439553988
Keywords: navidades, doll
Pages: 32
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1417737859, 9781417737857
Keywords: sus, madres, recuerdan, latinos, mamis, escritores, las
Pages: 208
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 60%

In a marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas, some of our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers. Las Mamis brings to life fourteen remarkable women in sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious stories about the ups and downs of families from Kansas to Colombia and Boston to Mexico City. Junot Díaz remembers how his Dominican mother quietly helped him find his way back when his life hit a dead end. Alba Ambert mourns the Puerto Rican mother she lost as an infant. Francisco Goldman writes a paean to his Guatemalan Mamita's beauty and determination. Gioconda