Author:Arana, Marie


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American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood

By: Arana, Marie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DIAL PR:

Seller ID: 0385319630

ISBN: 0385319630

Condition: USED

In her father's Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother's American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken's neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who "was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. An Ame... View more info