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How the Garcâia girls lost their accents

Label
How the Garcâia girls lost their accents
Title
How the Garcâia girls lost their accents
Statement of responsibility
Julia Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 wild and wondrous and not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways, but the girls try find new lives: by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents sets the sisters free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home-and not at home-in America
Member of
Summary
Forced to flee their native Caribbean island after an attempted coup, the Garcias--Carlos, Laura, and their four daughters--must learn a new way of life in the Bronx, while trying to cling to the old ways that they loved
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1992.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
012598
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
How the Garcâia girls lost their accents
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11688621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616200985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11688621
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11688621
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
How the Garcâia girls lost their accents
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11688621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616200985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11688621
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11688621
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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