Esmeralda Santiago

Puerto Rico, my birthplace, my soul. I write about Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans on the island and away from it. My books have been translated into a dozen languages, bringing our stories, our lives, our history, to other parts of the world. Puerto Rico, my patria, my alma. Escribo acerca de Puerto Rico y los puertorrriqueñxs en la isla y afuera. Mis libros se han traducido en una docena de idiomas, y traen nuestros cuentos, nuestras vidas, nuestra historia, a otras partes del mundo.
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