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America Ferrera

American Like Me

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 2018

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Introduction-Essay 10

Reading Check

1. In the ninth grade, one of America Ferrera’s teachers draws attention to her first name, embarrassing her. What subject does this teacher teach?

2. What holiday is Ferrera named after?

3. What is Reshma Saujani’s primary method of cultural assimilation, as she describes in Essay 1?

4. What trait is passed down through generations of Madrigal men, according to Al Madrigal, the popular comedian in Essay 2?

5. What chain restaurant does Jenny Zhang’s family idolize while growing up, as she describes in Essay 3?

6. To what borough of New York City do Bambadjan Bamba’s parents move from the “Ivory Coast” in Africa in 1994?

7. When Padma Lakshmi was a child, her mother enrolls her in Catholic school. Of what religion is her mother a devout practitioner?

8. Randall Park, a Korean American, confesses that he does not know many details about his parents’ past. To what kind of reading material does he compare his parents being like more than a history book?

9. As described in Essay 7, what idea does Roxane Gay struggle to enforce with her Haitian parents?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence.