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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Julia Alvarez

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1. What advice does Yolanda receive about how to care for newborn kittens?

2. What did Carla's toy bank look like?

3. What did Sandra like to paint?

4. What did Mundin make out of the pink modeling clay?

5. Who did Sandra flirt with while out to dinner with the Fannings?

6. What did Yolanda think snow was when she saw it for the first time?

7. What kind of car would always terrify Laura?

8. Which poet inspired Yolanda's first school speech?

9. Why was Sofia sent back to the Dominican Republic as a punishment?

10. Why did Rudy and Yolanda break up?

11. Which word made Yolanda break out in a rash?

12. What does Sandra worry she will turn into?

13. What did Sofia do in Colombia?

14. What does Yolanda have a craving to eat when she returns to the Dominican Republic?

15. Which sister writes poetry?

16. Which sister broke her arm?

17. Which sister ran off with a German?

18. Where did Carlos hide from the police?

19. Where did Chucha prefer to sleep?

20. Where were the children not allowed to play within the family compound in the Dominican Republic?

21. What is Vic's secret CIA code for trouble?

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