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Title:
Just like us : the true story of four Mexican girls coming of age in America
Author:
Thorpe, Helen, 1965-
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Edition:
First Scribner tr. paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scribner, 2011, c2009.
Physical Description:
viii, 394 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Just Like Us" offers a powerful account of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver--two of whom have legal documentation, two of whom who don't--and the challenges they face as they attempt to pursue the American dream.
General Note:
Includes reader group guide.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- pt. I. Instantaneous rate of change -- 1. Prom night -- 2. Question mark -- 3. Instantaneous rate of change -- 4. Rise and fall -- 5. Life's mighty question -- 6. American woman -- 7. Sympathy -- 8. Crash test dummy -- pt. II. Many dwelling places -- 1. Liar, liar, liar -- 2. Breaking in -- 3. Three tens and a nine -- 4. Bad papers -- 5. Talk radio -- 6. Many dwelling places -- 7. Salon Ocampo -- 8. Black market -- 9. Comal -- 10. Manhunt -- 11. Social inequality -- 12. The concept of citizenship -- 13. Sorority girls -- 14. Friendly banter -- 15. Auto theft -- 16. Machismo -- 17. Liberación -- 18. Physical evidence -- 19. Portrait of a pariah -- 20. Yo pago impuestos -- 21. Live from the border -- 22. Caution -- pt. III. Lo que pasó pasó (What happened happened) -- 1. Headwaters -- 2. Tancredoland -- 3. Guilty as charged -- 4. Well-ordered society -- 5. Blessing -- 6. Surprise appearance -- 7. Gun show -- 8. Laugh now, cry later -- Epilogue.
Reading Level:
1100 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 10. 31 Quiz: 51748.
ISBN:
9781416538936

9781416538981
Format :
Manuscript

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