Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle

By Julia Alvarez, author of HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS, RETURN TO SENDER, and the Tía Lola stories

A Latina Little Women with a modern Washington Heights flair. Burgos highlights the strength of community and familia in helping us all reach our dreams, while not evading the difficult subjects Ana María must confront. In these times of much immigration debate, the Reyes family shows us how this first-generation Dominican family evolves its American dreams without leaving its Old World values behind. I hate to give homework in a blurb, but, Hilda Eunice Burgos, we’re waiting for the sequel to this charming and sparkling novel. Are you almost done?”