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How the García girls lost their accents

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Bildungsromans
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alvarez, Julia.
How the García girls lost their accents.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010
(DLC) 2010511411
(OCoLC)435422223
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 9781616200985 1616200987
OCLC Number: 827339198
Notes: Sequel: Yo!
Description: 1 online resource (311 pages)
Responsibility: by Julia Alvarez.

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In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their parents--find ways to rebel against them.

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