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How the garcia girls lost their accents / Julia Alvarez.

Alvarez, Julia. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781616200985 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2010.

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Summary, etc.: "Simply wonderful." -Los Angeles Times Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures. Selected as a Notable Book by both the New York Times and the American Library Association, it won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for books with a multicultural perspective and was chosen by New York librarians as one of twenty-one classics for the twenty-first century. Ms. Alvarez was recently honored with the 2013 National Medal of Arts for her extraordinary storytelling. In this debut novel, the García sisters-Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía-and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father's role in an attempt to overthrow a tyrannical dictator is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 5
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
6.2 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Algonquin Books, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 11140 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2937 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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