Short Essay Answer Key
1. What is Tomie's heritage?
Tomie's heritage is half and half. His mother's side of the family is from Ireland, and his father's side of the family is from Italy.
2. How does Tomie feel about his heritage?
Tomie feels that his heritage as half Irish, half Italian is very special and rare. He finds great pride in the cultures that make up his family.
3. What is 26 Fairmount Avenue?
26 Fairmount Avenue is the new house that Tomie's father is building for him and his family. It will be his family's first house as they have been living in apartments for most of their lives.
4. How did Nana Fall Water get her name?
Nana Fall Water got her name from the town that she lives in. Tomie wanted to separate her from his other Nanas, so he named her after...
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