chapter  6
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MARIBEL: TENSION BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC WORLDS

This was the first journal entry written by Maribel, a young woman who had emigrated from the Dominican Republic 4 years earlier at the age of 14. The members of MaribePs large family-she is the next-to-youngest of 13 children-came to the United States over a period of several years; Maribel was in the last group to arrive. Neither of her parents speak any English.