The book of unknown americans quotes and pages

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It applied to all people. Everyone equal. No one higher or lower than anyone else. No one more distant or more familiar. There were no words that changed from feminine to masculine and back again depending on the speaker. A person from New York. Not a woman from New York, not a man from New York.
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The Book of Unknown Americans

Back then, all we wanted was the simplest things: to eat good food, to sleep at night, to smile, to laugh, to be well. Of course, when I think about it now, I see that I was naive. I was blinded by the swell of hope and the promise of possibility. I assumed that everything that would go wrong in our lives already had. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other The Book of Unknown Americans quote.

July 21, They are heading to Delaware , where Arturo, a former construction site manager, has taken a job growing mushrooms. He will eventually have to stand in the dark for 10 hours a day with no break, in a place where no one stops to eat. He'll come home each day exhausted. Arturo has taken this job not because his family had a bad life in Mexico but because Maribel was hurt at his construction site, and they are hoping a special school in Delaware can help her.

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These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The opening line of the novel sets the stage for the tone, tenor and backstory of the narrative: it is wistful recollection of another time and place. Eventually, it will be revealed that this wistful recollection results from a major move stimulated by a tragically significant event. It is a story of real change—not just the perspective of change mandated by relatively superficial transformations of circumstance. The person Arturo and I had been waiting for, the reason for all of this. And as I looked at her I saw that maybe she had been here all along. Not exactly the girl she used to be before the accident, which was the girl I thought I had been searching for, but my Maribel, brave and impetuous and kind.



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    78 quotes from The Book of Unknown Americans: 'We're the unknown Americans , the Profesora Shields explained that in English there was no usted, no tu.

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