This character got only a third-grade education and was shy when speaking English but became animated and outgoing when speaking Spanish.
This character spoke Spanish and loved to tell family stories. This character also liked to tease family members who did not speak Spanish well.
This character was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States as a young child. The character could speak English pretty well and served as the primary communicator for the family.
A visitor from Sacred Heart Church, this character was the first English-speaking dinner guest ever invited to the Rodriguez household. The guest gave the family a picture of Christ with a "punctured heart."
Richard (Ricardo) Rodriguez
This character was raised and educated in Sacramento, California, the third of four children. As a young child, this character felt like a foreigner outside...
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