American Dirt Summary
Jeanine Cummins

Everything you need to understand or teach American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

  • American Dirt Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 American Dirt Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

American Dirt Overview

Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt is a gripping fictional account of the harrowing lives of those who are forced into a life of migrancy as the result of violence and corruption in their homelands. Told in third-person narrative, the novel captures the journey of Lydia Quixano Perez and her son, Luca, as they flee the wrath of the Mexican cartel which has infiltrated their lives in Acapulco. In the work, Cummins tackles the weighty topic of immigration, and in doing so captures themes of motherhood, trauma, resiliency, and hope.

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Lesson Plan

American Dirt Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including: