Julia Alvarez recalls her family’s early years as Dominican immigrants in America. She describes her reactions to the mispronunciation of her family members’ names. Eager to fit into school, Alvarez allows herself to be called American names and nicknames. Although proud of her heritage and native language, young Alvarez struggles to fit in. (Holt Elements of Literature, 2008)
This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project
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