_ How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Noemi Ramirez California State University of Fresno Dr. Fo - HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENT How the

_ How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Noemi Ramirez California State University of Fresno Dr. Fo

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HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENT 1 How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Noemi Ramirez California State University of Fresno Dr. Fontes CLAS 160 How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents The book How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents focuses on four sisters: Sofia,
2 HOW 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 Themes This book relates to the theme of class in that the Garcia family before leaving their home country had a fairly good life and their mother Laura had come from a family with considerable wealth.

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