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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by [Alvarez, Julia]
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Length: 334 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From Publishers Weekly

Fifteen tales vividly chronicle a Dominican family's exile in the Bronx, focusing on the four Garcia daughters' rebellion against their immigrant elders.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

YA-- This sensitive story of four sisters who must adjust to life in America after having to flee from the Dominican Republic is told through a series of episodes beginning in adulthood, when their lives have been shaped by U. S. mores, and moving backwards to their wealthy childhood on the island. Adapting to American life is difficult and causes embarrassment when friends meet their parents, anger as they are bullied and called "spics," and identity confusion following summer trips to the family compound in the Dominican Republic. These interconnected vignettes of family life, resilience, and love are skillfully intertwined and offer young adults a perspective on immigration and families as well as a look at America through Hispanic eyes. This unique coming-of-age tale is a feast of stories that will enchant and captivate readers.
- Pam Spencer, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • File Size: 1501 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books; Reprint edition (January 12, 2010)
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJQG874
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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