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Cuba 15
by Osa, Nancy
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1. Violet's quinceanera party celebrates her passage into adulthood. Does your family do anything to celebrate becoming an adult?

2. What does it mean to you to become an adult?

3. Why does Violet finally agree to have a quince party after refusing at first?

4. Why does Violet's father refuse to talk about Cuba?

5. What does Violet mean when she has a lot of half-talents?

6. What does Abuela mean when she says that it's the woman who carries the tradition forward?

7. How does Violet see herself? Do you think she's comfortable with who she is?

8. Is Violet's relationship with her family realistic?

9. Who plays a bigger role in Violet's life--her family or her friends?

10. Does Violet's mother's ethnic heritage play into the story? Is it even important in this story? Why or why not?

Additional discussion questions from: Nancy Osa's Website
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