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The Resource Fitting in, Anilú Bernardo, (electronic resource)

Fitting in, Anilú Bernardo, (electronic resource)

Label
Fitting in
Title
Fitting in
Statement of responsibility
Anilú Bernardo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A collection of stories about young girls who as Cuban immigrants to the United States grow in confidence and spirit as they confront painful challenges, meeting them head-on
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Bernardo, Anilú
Dewey number
[Fic]
LC call number
PZ7.B455137
LC item number
Fi 1996eb
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  • Cubans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Children's stories, American
Summary expansion
This short story collection by Anilu Bernardo, takes us from the soccer field to the seashore. Her spunky Cuban-American protagonists navigate the uncertain waters of adolescence in Miami, and their lot is all that much harder as they juggle the traditional burdens of middle school and high school coupled with the stresses of living those burdens in a foreign culture. Bernardo crafts a panorama of intelligent and spirited young girls struggling to find a place for themselves. Like when Sari wants to talk about boys and school with her friends instead of babysitting for Grandma, who always asks her to translate the most embarrassing things.... or when Clari stews in her room after she's grounded because the snippy old woman next door complained about Clari bending her stupid fence ... or when Mari turns in a homemade diorama in a context where her work must compete with all the store-bought iridescent paper and underwater photography that parents with money can buy... Bernardo shows that it's tough enough to be caught between the two worlds of childhood and womanhood, but when a Cuban girl must cross the bridge between two cultures to fit into a foreign environment, she faces a league of other headaches as well. The young girls in this collection don't let the cultural challenges define them. Instead, with a little resourcefulness and strong spirit, they manage to, in the words of one character, "break out" of themselves and the limits that culture puts on them
Label
Fitting in, Anilú Bernardo, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssib016027560
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781558856356
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib016027560
Label
Fitting in, Anilú Bernardo, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssib016027560
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781558856356
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib016027560

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