How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Snow Summary & Analysis

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Snow Summary

The first year that the family is in New York, Yolanda's teacher, Sister Zoe, tells the class how beautiful the girl's name is and has them repeat it until they get it right. The nun also has Yolanda sit away from the rest of the class so she can tutor her in English without disturbing the rest of the class. Yolanda is not the only disturbance to the classroom that fall. The Cuban missile crisis is imminent and on TV all the time. Sister Zoe has even drawn a huge mushroom on the board and tells them that this is what the bomb would be like, even drawing little flakes spilling out from it to show them the fallout that would kill them.

One morning in December as Yolanda sits at her desk, she looks out at the flakes that were flying in the air and screams...

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