How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Happy Birthday, Julia Alvarez!

Like many important authors, Alvarez is no stranger to controversy. Her two most famous books, ‘How the GarcĂ­a Girls Lost Their Accents’ and ‘In the Time of Butterflies,’ have both faced multiple challenges. The former is most often challenged for sexuality, while the latter was once apparently challenged ‘because it was a considered a ‘security risk’ because one of the characters drew a diagram of a bomb.’