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The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico

by Sarah McCoy

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Slow. Read it on the beach in Puerto Rico so the mindlessness was fine. ( )
  loracarlson | Feb 18, 2019 |
I finished this all in one sitting as well. It really did remind me of House on Mango Street. House on Mango Street was more of a vignette style though, and this was a cohesive story. It was very well done, the images were descriptive and not cliche. ( )
  Melissalovesreading | Sep 30, 2018 |
This was a coming of age novel which was very interesting about life in Puerto Rico for an eleven year-old girl named Verdita. It was a little slow in the middle but the most interesting to me was how the novel showed the relationship between United States and Puerto Rico in the 1960's. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 4, 2016 |
This was a coming of age novel which was very interesting about life in Puerto Rico for an eleven year-old girl named Verdita. It was a little slow in the middle but the most interesting to me was how the novel showed the relationship between United States and Puerto Rico in the 1960's. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 4, 2016 |
This was a coming of age novel which was very interesting about life in Puerto Rico for an eleven year-old girl named Verdita. It was a little slow in the middle but the most interesting to me was how the novel showed the relationship between United States and Puerto Rico in the 1960's. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 4, 2016 |
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For my Mommacita, Eleane Norat McCoy
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May 1961
For my eleventh birthday, Papi made piraguas.
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"The secret is there's no secret. Papa Dios gave each person his own hand. You have to find your own way of doing it."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 030746007X, Hardcover)

It is 1961 and Puerto Rico is trapped in a tug-of-war between those who want to stay connected to the United States and those who are fighting for independence. For eleven-year-old Verdita Ortiz-Santiago, the struggle for independence is a battle fought much closer to home.

Verdita has always been safe and secure in her sleepy mountain town, far from the excitement of the capital city of San Juan or the glittering shores of the United States, where her older cousin lives. She will be a señorita soon, which, as her mother reminds her, means that she will be expected to cook and clean, go to Mass every day, choose arroz con pollo over hamburguesas, and give up her love for Elvis. And yet, as much as Verdita longs to escape this seemingly inevitable future and become a blond American bombshell, she is still a young girl who is scared by late-night stories of the chupacabra, who wishes her mother would still rub her back and sing her a lullaby, and who is both ashamed and exhilarated by her changing body.

Told in luminous prose spanning two years in Verdita’s life, The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico is much more than a story about getting older. In the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Annie John, it is about the struggle to break free from the people who have raised us, and about the difficulties of leaving behind one's homeland for places unknown. At times joyous and at times heartbreaking, Verdita’s story is of a young girl discovering her power and finding the strength to decide what sort of woman she’ll become.

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It is 1961 and Puerto Rico is trapped in a tug-of-war between those who want to stay connected to the United States and those who are fighting for independence. Verdita has always been safe and secure in her sleepy mountain town, but she must find the strength to decide what sort of woman she'll become.… (more)

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