HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENT 1How the Garcia Girls Lost Their AccentsNoemi RamirezCalifornia State University of FresnoDr. FontesCLAS 160How the Garcia Girls Lost Their AccentsThe book How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accentsfocuses on four sisters: Sofia,
2HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENT Yolanda, Sandra, and Carla. It chronicles how they had to leave their home country, the Dominican Republic, for the United States after their father, Carlos, agitated the military dictatorial government and got in trouble with the secret police (Alvarez, 1999). The life in the United States is unlike that they had in Dominica and the girls, including their mother, find themselves having to assimilate. Relation to ThemesThis book relates to the theme of class in that the Garcia family before leaving their homecountry had a fairly good life and their mother Laura had come from a family with considerable wealth.