Study Guide

How the García Girls Lost Their Accents Characters

By Julia Alvarez

Yolanda

Yolanda has a mental breakdown that seems to be related to her inability to write. For a poet,...

Fifi (Sofia)

Sofía is the baby of the family, but when it comes to rebellion, she leaves her sisters in...

Papi (Carlos)

As a young man in the Dominican Republic, Carlos García is one of the "firebrand(s) among...

Mami (Laura)

Like Papi, Mami becomes a different person once she moves to the U.S. In the Dominican Republic,...

Sandi

Sandi is the second-oldest of the four García sisters. At the beginning of the novel,...

Carla

Carla is the oldest of the four García sisters. Carla's always been pretty bossy, but when...

Tía Flor

The cousins refer to Tía Flor as "the politician" (1.1.12) because no matter how bad...

Tía Mimi

Tía Mimi is, for a long time, Yoyo's maiden aunt. That means she isn't married, even...

Chucha

Chucha is the García family's cook, and she's been with them since Mami was in diapers....

Victor Hubbard (Tío Vic)

Victor Hubbard, or "Tío Vic" to the García sisters, tells everybody he's a diplomat...

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