by Marie Arana
Arana grows up torn between her father's Peruvian family and her mother's American one. Throughout her story, she tries to make sense of how her family immigrated to the U.S.—and what it means to be a hybrid American. Eventually, she comes to terms with her split identity and embraces the north-south collision of her life and childhood.
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
Marie Arana is the editor of The Washington Post Book World and has done feature writing for The Post. She has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Publisher: Dial Press
Pub Date: May 28, 2002
Copyright Date: 2009
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