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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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
012598
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3551.L845
LC item number
H66 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • Dominican Americans
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Dominican Americans
  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • New York (State)
  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • Dominican Americans
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
How the García girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Sequel: Yo!
  • "Reader's guide and other special features inside"--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Snow
  • Floor show
  • Blood of the conquistadores
  • The human body
  • Still lives
  • An American surprise
  • The drum
  • Antojos
  • The kiss
  • The four girls
  • Joe
  • The Rudy Elmenhurst story
  • A regular revolution
  • Daughter of invention
  • Trespass
Control code
ocn435422223
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Algonquin pbk.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780606234702
Lccn
2010511411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99937807496
  • 99975277005
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)435422223
Label
How the García girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez
Publication
Note
  • Sequel: Yo!
  • "Reader's guide and other special features inside"--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Snow
  • Floor show
  • Blood of the conquistadores
  • The human body
  • Still lives
  • An American surprise
  • The drum
  • Antojos
  • The kiss
  • The four girls
  • Joe
  • The Rudy Elmenhurst story
  • A regular revolution
  • Daughter of invention
  • Trespass
Control code
ocn435422223
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Algonquin pbk.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780606234702
Lccn
2010511411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99937807496
  • 99975277005
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)435422223

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