How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* The novel opens with Yolanda returning to the Dominican Republic after five years in the United States.

* A party is being thrown in her honor.

* Yolanda's aunts all wear gray and black, the colors of mourning.

* The cousins are shocked at Yolanda's appearance, and she is compared to her cousin Lucinda who looks like a Dominican magazine model.

* They aunts are telling stories too, but their stories all involve a servant or chauffeur, giving the impression that they are wealthy.

* The cake has candles for each of the cities on the island where the relatives live and the children fight over which city they will eat.

* Yolanda tells the aunts she wants to take a drive in the country to find some guavas.

* The aunts are shocked and warn her that women do not drive alone on the Island.

* Yolanda is secretly thinking of staying...

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