The time it snowed in Puerto Rico

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Shaye Areheart Books,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
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.
More Details
ISBN:
9780307460073
030746007
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 542b3d01-23c5-dbd0-41ec-8c53e80a5d5b
full_title time it snowed in puerto rico
author mccoy sarah
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:39AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576511954034360320
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author McCoy, Sarah, 1980-
author-letter McCoy, Sarah,
author_additional Sarah McCoy.
author_display McCoy, Sarah
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber-a PS3613.C38573
callnumber-first P - Language and Literature
callnumber-subject PS - American Literature
callnumber_sort_arlington F MCCOY
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2401
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction
display_description
edition 1st ed.
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id 542b3d01-23c5-dbd0-41ec-8c53e80a5d5b
isbn 030746007, 9780307460073
item_details ils:.b13123944|.i14184503|Central Adult Fiction|F MCCOY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 19, 2017|caf||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F MCCOY
local_callnumber_exact_arlington F MCCOY
local_callnumber_left_arlington F MCCOY
local_days_since_added_arlington 2401
num_holdings 1
oclc (OCoLC)276339328
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
physical 215 p. ; 20 cm.
popularity 3
primary_isbn 9780307460073
publishDate 2009
publishDateSort 2009
publisher Shaye Areheart Books,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13123944|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Shaye Areheart Books,|2009.|215 p. ; 20 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13123944|.i14184503|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title The time it snowed in Puerto Rico
title_display The time it snowed in Puerto Rico
title_full The time it snowed in Puerto Rico / Sarah McCoy
title_short The time it snowed in Puerto Rico
title_sort time it snowed in puerto rico