How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents | Study Guide

Julia Alvarez

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Part 1, Chapter 1 The book begins with a family tree showing the García girls' origins. They're descended from Spanish conquistadores, the... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 Narrated in the third person, the story focuses on the youngest García sister, Sofía, nicknamed Fifi. The García d... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 3 This story is narrated in the third person and discusses all four García girls. Their mother still calls them "the... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 4 This story is told in third person from Yolanda's point of view. Yolanda's nickname is Yo or Yoyo, sometimes mispr... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 5 This story is told in first person from Yolanda's point of view. She and her sisters "took turns being the wildest... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 1 The stories in Part 2 take place between 1960–70, moving backward in time. The four García girls narrate "A Regular Revo... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 2 This story is narrated in the third person from the perspectives of Mami, Papi, and Yoyo. Mami and Papi are called by th... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 3 This story is narrated in third person from Carla's point of view. The Garcías celebrate their one-year anniversar... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 4 Yolanda narrates this story in first person. Yolanda attends a Catholic school her first year in New York. She lik... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 5 This story is narrated in the third person from Sandi's perspective. Mami is lecturing the girls on how to behave ... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 1, Section 1 The stories in Part 3 take place in the Dominican Republic from 1956–60. This section is narrated in both first and thir... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 1, Section 2 Sofía narrates part of the section in first person. As an adult looking back on her childhood, she doesn't remembe... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 2 Yoyo narrates this story in first person. When she's young, she and her cousins live in houses side by side. Each ... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 3 Sandi narrates this story in first person. As a child Sandi and several other children take art lessons from Doña ... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 4 Carla narrates this story in first person. Papi has returned from a trip to New York City, and the three oldest gi... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 5 Yoyo narrates this story in first person. When Yoyo is young, her grandmother, Mamita, brings her a drum from New ... Read More
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