Caramelo Book Summary and Study Guide

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"Caramelo" is a book about the Reyes family, and Cisneros follows these colorful, strong characters across several generations and landscapes as the narrator--Lala Reyes--attempts to seperate fact from family folklore. As Lala searches for her place in the world, she finds herself turning to the past--her roots, her family--for inspiration and guidance. Lala's grandparents and parents are Mexican weavers, U.S. Soldiers, and nitty-gritty-Windy-City furniture upholsters. Cisneros backs the novel with well-researched insight to Mexican and Chicago history.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Spanish in America Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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