Baseball in April and Other Stories - Mother and Daughter Summary & Analysis

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Mother and Daughter Summary

Yollie Moreno, about fourteen years old, lives with her single mother in the story Mother and Daughter. Yollie is thin, beautiful, and in eighth grade. She is widely regarded as one of the smartest students at her school. Yollie is captain of the crossing guard, an altar girl at church, and especially talented at spelling. She likes a boy named Ernie Castillo and she has a best friend named Janice. Mrs. Moreno is very fat and quite eccentric. She has a strange sense of humor that often embarrasses Yollie, but the mother and daughter have an especially strong relationship and spend many evening watching scary movies on television and eating popcorn. The entire neighborhood likes Mrs. Moreno and everyone thinks she is funny, especially Yollie's Uncle Raul. Mrs. Moreno works hard and saves as much as she is able but the family has...

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