I Was Their American Dream: Chapter 1 - With Examples Flashcards


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comics & graphic novels, contemporary women, nonfiction, biography & memoir, social science, emigration & immigration
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spunky

showing courage

Min Min
Malaka's spunky half-sister with a mind of her own

2

matriarch

a female head of a family or tribe

Tita Pinky
Malaka's maternal aunt and the matriarch of the family

3

martial

of or relating to the armed forces

People wanted President Ferdinand Marcos—who had declared martial law in 1972—OUT.

4

toil

work hard

Why would I want to come to the United States? To toil away?

5

visa

an endorsement that allows the bearer to enter a country

Get visa!