When I Was Puerto Rican

40052866Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Genre: Non-fiction
5-stars
“Selling over 16,000 copies in hardcover, this triumphant coming-of-age memoir is now available in paperback editions in both English and Spanish. In the tradition of Black Ice, Santiago writes lyrically of her childhood on her native island and of her bewildering years of transition in New York City.”

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The Sound of Gravel

51c90zc62bfl-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: Ruth Wariner
Genre: Memoir
5-stars
Ruth Wariner recounts her coming of age as a member of a polygamist cult stationed in rural Mexico. The thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth struggles with her dedication to her faith, her family, and herself.

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