First Rule of Punk Symbols & Objects

Celia C. Pérez
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SuperMexican

SuperMexican is Malu's nickname for her mother, and it symbolizes Malu's idea of her mother's character. Magaly wants Malu to be proud of her Mexican heritage, and Malu's nickname is somewhat derogatory.

The Worry Dolls

Michael gives Malu the box of worry dolls when she is about to move to Chicago, and they symbolize his understanding that she is worried about the move. While Malu dismisses the power of the dolls, she does use them.

Zines

Zines are the booklets Malu creates, and they symbolize her need for a creative outlet and a way to express herself.

Senorita

A senorita is symbolic of the perfect young Mexican girl. Malu feels that her mother wants her to be this perfect young Mexican girl, but she hates the stereotype and clings to her punk style.

The Family Trees

Malu and the other students in her grade create family...

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