Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida - Charity Summary & Analysis

Victor Martinez
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In Chapter 3, Charity, Manny's mother decides that Manny should attend a different school. She wants him to transfer to the school where most of the white students are educated because she believes he will get a better education there. When Manny goes to the school to get his records, he encounters a very unhelpful woman. As a result, he isn't able to get what he needs. His father believes Manny should drop out of school and get a job washing dishes.

While Manny is waiting to catch the bus home, a teacher named Mr. Hart arrives. He learns that Manny is considering transferring to the Hawthorne School, and he says that Manny has the grades to succeed there. He offers Manny a ride home. Manny tries to refuse, but Mr. Hart insists. He asks if Manny has enough money to buy school supplies for...

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