How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - The Drum Summary & Analysis

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The Drum Summary

Yolanda's grandmother brought back a drum for her from her most recent trip to New York--just the thing for the girl who liked to make herself known. Her mother's exasperated pleas for her to play it outdoors only made her grandmother smile a little. The grandmother told Yolanda that the drum came from a magical store, F.A.O. Schwarz, where she promised to take the girl one day.

Yolanda was happy with beating her drum outside until she lost one drumstick and the other one broke. Wooden spoon handles and sticks just didn't make the same sound but Yolanda continued to wear her drum on its strap so that it bounced on her hip like an acoustic desperado. One day, she wandered into the old coal shed at the back of the property knowing that she was testing her luck as the maids in...

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