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July 2nd, 2018

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents book coverJoin the Mugar Book Club, meeting electronically this summer on Facebook! We’re reading How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. Lead by our fabulous Mugar Orientation Ambassadors, BU students Rebecca Strong Garcia, Kate Monroe, and Naveen Imin, we’ll discuss everything from the portrayal of identity and race in the book to the best places to eat in the Boston area, as well as many of the services and collections available through BU Libraries. Whether you’re a current or incoming student looking for something to read over the summer, BU faculty or staff, or an alum, all members of the BU community are welcome.

Join us and don’t be afraid to ask questions! We will start discussing the book in mid-July.

Use BU Libraries Search to find the book at Mugar or visit the Boston Public Library. You can also check your local library or bookstore for copies.

Here’s a bit about the book from the catalog:

In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls–frequently embarrassed by their parents–find ways to rebel against them.