Little Miracles, Kept Promises Discussion Questions

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Investigate the history of Mexican immigration to the United States. Why do Mexicans cross the border? Why have they suffered discrimination? Identify some of the positive contributions Mexican Americans have made to U.S. culture and society.

Many Mexican Americans speak Spanish as their primary language. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of this in terms of education, employment, integration with mainstream America, and maintenance of traditional culture. Should there be bilingual programs for Spanish speakers or should everyone be encouraged (or compelled) to speak English?

"Little Miracles, Kept Promises," Rosario rebels against the patriarchal aspects of Mexican-American society, especially as it relates to gender roles. Research the roles played by men and women in Mexican-American culture. Do these differ from those of mainstream America? Are gender roles in Mexican-American families changing, and if so, why?

Should the United States continue to be a "melting pot," in...

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