I Have a Border in my Mind: the Puerto Ricans' Arts and Culture as Factors for Self-Esteem
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V. Grasping to maintain an identity
A. Almost a woman by Esmeralda Santiago is a good source to expose the students to short stories of encountering a new culture. I want to read some excerpts with the students and discuss their own experience when encountering new neighborhoods, new schools, new circumstance, etc. Essays to reflect on these discussions will allow students to understand their idiosyncrasies.