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Provocaciones, Letters from the Prettiest Girl in Arvin
Provocaciones, Letters from the Prettiest Girl in Arvin
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Rafaela gives an overview of the book:

A collection of sensitive essays that depect the lives of a close knit Mexican family living first in Arvin, in the San Joaquin Valley, and later in the San Francisco Bay Area. These narratives reveal the religious, moral, cultural, and ethical values of a young girl raised in the 1950s and 1960s in a Mexican Catholic working class home.
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A collection of sensitive essays that depect the lives of a close knit Mexican family living first in Arvin, in the San Joaquin Valley, and later in the San Francisco Bay Area. These narratives reveal the religious, moral, cultural, and ethical values of a young girl raised in the 1950s and 1960s in a Mexican Catholic working class home.

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About Rafaela

Rafaela Castro was born in Bakersfield, California, but has lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent two years in Brazil with the Peace Corps before receiving degrees in English Literature, Library Science, and Folklore from U.C. Berkeley. She has...

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Published Reviews

Jun.02.2008

The "prettiest girl in Arvin," from the title of Rafaela's G. Castro's collection of personal essays, was sometimes called "Pablito" or "muchachito"--little Pablo or little boy--when she was 3 or 4. Due to...