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The Resource How the García girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez

How the García girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez

Label
How the García girls lost their accents
Title
How the García girls lost their accents
Statement of responsibility
by Julia Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Forced to flee their native Caribbean island after an attempted coup, the Garcias--Carlos, Laura, and their four daughters--must learn a new way of life in the Bronx, while trying to cling to the old ways that they loved
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1992.
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
012598
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3551.L845
LC item number
H66 1991
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Plume essential editions
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • Dominican Americans
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coming of age
  • Dominican Americans
  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • New York (State)
  • Dominican Americans
  • Sisters
Target audience
adult
Label
How the García girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0714/90048575-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel: Yo!
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antojos -- The kiss -- The four girls -- Joe -- The Rudy Elmenhurst story -- A regular revolution -- Daughter of invention -- Trespass -- Snow -- Floor show -- Blood of the conquistadores -- The human body -- Still lives -- An American surprise -- The drum
Control code
ocm22450948
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780452287075
Lccn
90048575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
Stock number
87093
System control number
(OCoLC)22450948
Label
How the García girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0714/90048575-d.html
Publication
Note
Sequel: Yo!
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antojos -- The kiss -- The four girls -- Joe -- The Rudy Elmenhurst story -- A regular revolution -- Daughter of invention -- Trespass -- Snow -- Floor show -- Blood of the conquistadores -- The human body -- Still lives -- An American surprise -- The drum
Control code
ocm22450948
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780452287075
Lccn
90048575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
Stock number
87093
System control number
(OCoLC)22450948

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