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ERIC Number: ED066550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 186
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Growing up Puerto Rican.
Cooper, Paulette, Ed.
This volume contains the narratives of 17 Puerto Rican young adults, describing the major events in their life histories to the editor. They were interviewed in their homes and schools, at work, and in the streets. Among the narratives are the accounts of Fernanda, who was told she was too stupid to bother studying, and who now has a master's degree; Juan, who went through a drug experience until he found his way back; Miguel, proud of being Puerto Rican, resentful of white girls; Rodriguez, called "Lousy Spic" in New York, and "Gringo" in Puerto Rico; Mario, half-black, half-Puerto Rican, and denounced for both; Carmelia, once nearly killed by a drug addict; and, Rosita, who shares with them the sense that Puerto Ricans are different--"But good different." (Editor/JM)
Arbor House Publishing Co., Inc., 757 Third Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10017 ($7.40)
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Identifiers: Puerto Rico