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(1944 -)


Hello, my name is Antonia Novello and I was born in the small town of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a small island in the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States but we have no elected representatives and we cannot vote for the President. Our country is known as a Commonwealth.

While I was growing up in Puerto Rico, a popular game that children played was called a “rueda” in Spanish. The children hold hands and walk in a circle while singing, “A La Limon.” The children pretend to be fountains, money, eggs and run, jump, skip and fall down. I couldn’t play many games because as a child, I was very sick.

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