How the Garcia girls lost their accents

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"A joy to read." —The Cleveland Plain Dealer Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The García sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America.
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ISBN:
9780945575573
9781616200985
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Level 6.2, 13 Points
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Grouping Title how the garcia girls lost their accents
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subject_facet Dominican Americans -- Fiction, Sisters -- United States -- Fiction
title_display How the Garcia girls lost their accents
title_full How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, How the Garcia girls lost their accents / by Julia Alvarez
title_short How the Garcia girls lost their accents
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topic_facet Dominican Americans, Fiction, Literature, Sisters