Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM
Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM
Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez

When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez

“CAN I BE PUERTO RICAN? If I was born in Brooklyn? If I’ve never been to Puerto Rico? If I mix my English with my Spanish? If I cop quenepas from the Chino spot? If I don’t know the Boricua national anthem? If I can’t name our national heroes? Can I be Puerto Rican? If the closest I’ve come to the beach is la pompa? If I can’t dance salsa? If all I got is a feeling? Can I be Puerto Rican? If all I got is a feeling?”

Sarai, a first generation Puerto Rican, who is the first person in her family to graduate 8th grade, tells this novel in verse.

She and her family live in extreme poverty in Bushwick New York. The poems are about her life in general involving domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, extreme poverty, violence, racism, feminism, and identity.

Very powerful, both sad and hopeful.

Categories: Teens.

When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez

When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez

“CAN I BE PUERTO RICAN? If I was born in Brooklyn? If I’ve never been to Puerto Rico? If I mix my English with my Spanish? If I cop quenepas from the Chino spot? If I don’t know the Boricua national anthem? If I can’t name our national heroes? Can I be Puerto Rican? If the closest I’ve come to the beach is la pompa? If I can’t dance salsa? If all I got is a feeling? Can I be Puerto Rican? If all I got is a feeling?”

Sarai, a first generation Puerto Rican, who is the first person in her family to graduate 8th grade, tells this novel in verse.

She and her family live in extreme poverty in Bushwick New York. The poems are about her life in general involving domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, extreme poverty, violence, racism, feminism, and identity.

Very powerful, both sad and hopeful.

Categories: Teens.