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A Chicana child tries to make sense of the world around her by observing the people and places in her neighborhood. Cisneros weaves poetry into her prose, turning the barrio into a land of possibilities.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   women fighting for rights    -   racism!!!! Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Uncle/Aunt because he/she is    -   physically ill Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   sister Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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