The Book of Unknown Americans

We read pages 1-47 Tuesday and 48-107 for today.

Write a short summary of a chapters so that it will be easier to find key scenes. This will help everyone when we begin looking for scenes to analyze. 

Chapters

  1. Alma (3)
  2. Mayor (12)
  3. Rafael Toro (19)
  4. Alma (24)
  5. Mayor (37)
  6. Benny Quinto (44)
  7. Alma (48)
  8. Mayor (67)
  9. Gustavo Milhojas (87)
  10. Alma (91)
  11. Mayor (108)
  12. Quisqueya Solis (116)
  13. Alma (119)
  14. Mayor (127)
  15. Adolfo “Fito” Angelino (144)
  16. Alma (147)
  17. Mayor (156)
  18. Nelia Zafon (175)
  19. Alma (180)
  20. Mayor (203)
  21. Jose Mercado (214)
  22. Alma (218)
  23. Mayor (223)
  24. Micho Alvarez (237)
  25. Alma (239)
  26. Mayor (248)
  27. Alma (265)
  28. Arturo Rivera (285)

Character List

  1. Alma Rivera
  2. Arturo Rivera
  3. Maribel Rivera
  4. Mayor Toro
  5. Enrique Toro – Mayor’s brother
  6. Celia Toro
  7. Rafael Toro
  8. Garrett Miller – Local bully
  9. Quisqueya Solis
  10. Benny Quinto
  11. Gustavo Milhojas
  12. Adolfo “Fito” Angelino
  13. Nelia Zafon
  14. Jose Mercado
  15. Ynez Mercado – Jose’s wife
  16. Micho Alvarez
  17. Phyllis – Translator
  18. Mrs. Shields – English teacher at Community House
  19. William – Mayor’s friend

Themes and Topics

  • Immigration
  • Prejudice
  • Racism
  • Mistreatment of Immigrants
  • Illegal or Undocumented Immigrants
  • Adapting to a new life
  • Bullying
  • Brain Injury

Draw a Scene 

Draw a scene that is important to the chapter, character, or theme you chose to write about. Add text of important lines or details. 

Quick Write

Describe the scene you drew.