How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Study Guide The Four Girls Summary & Analysis

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They have been called the four girls all their lives. Not even the oldest can remember a time when they weren't called that. Their mother dressed them in yellow, baby blue, pastel pink and white respectively as a color code to save time. This made laundry day especially efficient but didn't allow for much individuality.

The only deviation had been the year that the oldest, Carla, wanted red sneakers. However, the family was still living on the island and very poor and couldn't buy the red sneakers. One day, a pair of sneakers arrived from the U.S. for the girl down the street. Unfortunately for her, they were the wrong size. Nevertheless, they fit the oldest girl perfectly so she was given the shoes. However, the oldest girl was not content with plain old white sneakers. That night, the mother found the...

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