How many days a week does Tyler learn Spanish in school?
two days (CH 1 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: What were the first names of Tyler's aunt and uncle that he visited in Boston?
Roxie and Tony (CH 1 - Ms. Caron)
What are Maria's sisters names?
Luby and Ofie (page 17 Alyssa Walker)
How did Tyler's grandfather die?
heart attack (page 4 Alyssa Walker)
What is Tyler's last name?
Paquette (page 87 Alyssa Walker
What show do the girls usually watch?
Dora (page 220 Alyssa Walker)
What is Tyler's and Mari's Spanish teachers name?
Senora Ramirez (page 92 Alyssa Walker)
How long did Tyler visit his aunt and uncle in Boston?
1 month (CH 1- Ms. Caron)
Where in Mexico were the three workers from that uncle Larry found to work on Tyler's family's farm?
Chiapas (CH 1 - Ms. Caron)
What was the name of the girl that writes letters to her mom?
Mari (CH 1 - Ms. Caron)
Why did Mari's mother go back to Mexico and leave her husband and children?
mother (abuelita) was sick (CH 1 - Ms. Caron)
What was the name of Tyler's favorite show cow?
Alaska (CH 2 - Ms. Caron)
What common name did all three Cruz sisters have?
Maria (CH 2 - Ms. Caron)
What state were the two younger Cruz sisters born in?
North Carolina (CH 2 - Ms. Caron)
What is Tyler's older brother's first name?
Ben (CH 2 - Ms. Caron)
What kinds of birds does Mari watch from the barn?
swallows (CH 2 - Ms. Caron)
Who does Mari write to for her first writing assignment in school?
the president (of the United States) (CH 2 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: What two words do people chant during Independence Day in Mexico?
"Viva Mexico" (CH 2 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: What are two things that Tyler's grandmother puts on the dresser upstairs to memorialize her husband?
fishing lures, John Deer cap, army medals, pipe, pistachios, slice of pumpkin pie, picture of grandfather, bible, envelope with writing (CH 3 - Ms. Caron)
What did Tyler take to his grandmother's garden to help celebrate the Day of the Dead?
telescope
(CH 3 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: What do the Cruz girls bring to the celebration of the Day of the Dead to celebrate their late grandmother (abuelita)?
chocolate bars, Coke
(CH 3 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: What did kids throw at the Cruz's home on Halloween?
eggs and rotten fruit
(CH 3 - Ms. Caron)
What do the adults discuss about Tyler's grandmother on Thanksgiving?
whether or not it was safe for her to live at home alone / if they needed to put grandmother in nursing home
(CH 4 - Ms. Caron)
Who was Tio Felipe with when he ran away from the police?
Tyler's older brother, Ben
(CH 4 - Ms. Caron)
Who came to Mari's family's trailer to hide?
Tyler's grandmother
(CH 4 - Ms. Caron)
Why did Tyler's grandmother want to hide in the Cruz's trailer?
her children told her they were going to move her to a nursing home / she couldn't stay at her house
(CH 4 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: Who are two people that Mari writes letters to?
her mother, the president, The Lady of Guadaloupe, Tio Felipe, her grandmother
(CH 4 - Ms. Caron)
Why was Ben grounded for his Christmas break?
he was speeding, Tio Felipe got arrested
(CH 5 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: What did Tyler buy for Mari for Christmas?
stationary and glow in the dark stars
(CH 5 - Ms. Caron)
What did Tyler take to Tio Felipe while he was in jail?
a letter from Mari
(CH 5 - Ms. Caron)
What was the date of Tio Felipe's first hearing?
January 20th
(CH 5 - Ms. Caron)
What did Tyler tell his mother he wanted for his birthday?
to go to Washington DC / trip with 4H club
(CH 5 - Ms. Caron)
Who's money did Tyler find at the town hall meeting?
Mr. Rosetti's
(CH 6 - Ms. Caron)
Why does Tyler work for Mr. Rosetti?
raise money for his 4H trip to DC
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
What was Mr. Rosetti's first name?
Joseph
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
What is it called when an exclamation point and a question mark are used together at the end of a statement?
interrobang
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
Why does Mr. Cruz need to travel to Texas?
to get his wife / pay hostages who took his wife
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
How much does the Mexican cartel first ask Mr. Cruz to pay to get back his wife?
$3,000
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
What was Tyler's grandmother's first name?
Elsie
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
What was Tyler's middle name?
Maxwell
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: What was the city and state where Mari and Tyler travel to pick up Mari's mother?
Durham, North Carolina
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
TWO PART QUESTION: Who drives Mari, Tyler and Sarah to pick up Mari's mother in North Carolina?
Roxy and Tony (Tyler's aunt and uncle)
(CH 7 - Ms. Caron)
What did Tyler do for Mari for her birthday?
named a star after her
(CH 8 - Ms. Caron)
What were Mari and Tyler doing when immigration raided Mari's trailer?
looking at stars
(CH 8 - Ms. Caron)
Who took Mari and her sisters to Mr. Rosetti's home when Mari's parents were taken by immigration?
Tyler's grandmother, Elsie
(CH 8 - Ms. Caron)
What grave did Mr. Rosetti and the Cruz girls visit on Veterans Day?
Mr. Rosetti's brother
(CH 8 - Ms. Caron)
Who took "custody" of Mari's mother when she was released from immigration?
Tyler's aunt and uncle, Roxie and Tony
(CH 8 - Ms. Caron)
What subject did Tyler's mom teach at the high school?
math
(CH 9 - Ms. Caron)
Who was going to lease the Paquette farm?
Larry, Tyler's uncle
(CH 9 - Ms. Caron)
What was Tyler's goodbye gift to Mari when she returned to Mexico with her family?
his telescope
(CH 9 - Ms. Caron)
What was Mari's middle name?
Delores
(CH 9 - Ms. Caron)
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