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Sep 16

BoW: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM by Lianne Flax

garcia girls    How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez

   Format: ebook
   Find it on: Freading

   September 15 marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The García family must flee the Dominican Republic when the father's role in an attempt to overthrow the dictator is discovered.  New York in 1960 is very far removed from their home.  While their parents struggle to hold on to their old ways, the four girls embrace everything their new home has to offer and are determined to start fresh.

Alvarez has received many awards for this book, including being selected as a Notable Book by the New York Times and the American Library Association.