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The Aguero Sisters Discussion Questions

Cristina Garcia
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Reina writes Constancia of deprivation in Cuba, telling her of brain surgeons who bake birthday cakes on the weekend for extra cash. Constancia thinks to herself that she never would have been happy in Cuba after 1959. Research the economic situation in Cuba today and examine what role economics play in Reina and Dulce's lives.

Garcia told an interviewer for the Chicago Sun- Times that while living in Hawaii, at the edge of a bird sanctuary, she became obsessed with ostracized ducks and began reading up on naturalism. Birds play an important role in this novel. Research some of the birds that Garcia refers to and consider their significance in the story that Garcia is telling. Remember that birds migrate and that they can become extinct.

The custody battle over Elian Gonzalez was prominent in the news in early 2000. Many Cubans immigrated to the U.S. after...

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