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How the garcia girls lost their accents [electronic resource]. Julia Alvarez.

Alvarez, Julia. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781616200985 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 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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