Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida Characters

Victor Martinez
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Manuel Hernandez

Manuel is known to everyone as Manny. He is a young boy who lives with his parents, his older brother named Nardo, an older sister named Magda, and a younger sister named Pedi. Manny and his family live in the United States. They are poor and each longs for a better way of life. Manny observes the desires of each member of his family, including that his father's friends talk of returning to Mexico while his mother want Manny to get a better education.

Manny is an intelligent youngster. He makes good grades at school and there is talk at one point of Manny transferring to a better school. One of his teachers notes that his grades are good enough to make it in a better school. Manny doesn't focus much of his story on education, other than to note that there are many things he doesn't...

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