Abstract

Abstract:

This article examines the 2012 young adult novel, Summer of the Mariposas, by Chicana writer Guadalupe García McCall, a leading voice in Chicana and Latina children’s and young adult literature. I argue that the novel be read as a Chicana feminist text in its encouragement of strong bonds of Chicana sisterhood (“las cinco hermanitas”) specifically through a rejection and rewriting of the Mexican folkloric myth of La Llorona.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3374
Print ISSN
0092-8208
Pages
pp. 96-114
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-03
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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