American Girls Summary
Anilu Bernardo

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American Girls Summary

"American Girls" tells of a problem that many young immigrants to the United States must face—difficulty speaking English in school. Tere's English is heavily accented, and she therefore tries to avoid speaking in the classroom, wishing that her teachers would call on other, more outspoken students. When called upon to give an answer, "It was just too difficult to say it in English." Young people in similar circumstances will find Tere...

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