A long river
A mountain range
A line between places
Listen without people knowing
Listen to only half of the conversation
Listen but soon forget what was said
D. listen without understanding what was said
Her mother, her aunt, and five of her cousins
Her mother, her father, and five brothers
Her father and her grandmother
Amada wants to see her grandparents more often.
Amada’s father intends to find work there.
Amada wants to publish her journal there.
The weather is better there.
With their friends
In a rented apartment
In their house in Juárez
With their relatives in Mexicali
To keep her culture and language alive in her diary and in her heart
To finish all her homework assignments while traveling
to use the pages for letters she wants to send
to get away from her
She feels angry.
She feels scared.
She feels excited.
She feels unconcerned.
She uses the rock to keep her diary closed.
Both the rock and her diary are shaped like a heart.
The rock and her diary help her remember her life in Juárez.
She keeps the rock to distract her brothers while she writes in her diary.