Hey, skinny bones, pump it, girl. Ain't you got no energy today?
TITLE: American HistoryBY: Judith Ortiz Cofer
Elena is an immigrant that goes to a public school called Number 13. They where given "free" exercise time and the girls had been told to play jump rope as the boys had been told to play basketball. The black girls had been basically bullying elena because of her culture and on how she looked.
Hija, the president has been killed. We must show respect. Come with me to church tonight.
Elena would watch the house that had been empty for weeks. Elena would watch Euegene as he read from the fire escape as he read in his kitchen. Sometimes even she would read as he read.
Listen. Honey. Eugene doesn't want to study with you. He is a smart boy. Doesn't nee help.
Elena had been looking for Eugene all day at school, she had bumped into him in the hallway but could'nt work up the courage to talk to him. On her way home she saw Eugene and finally worked up her courage as he ran up to him and blurted out "Your Eugene right?"
Elene and her mother had arguement the day JFK died. Elena was going over to study at Eugenes house when her mother had stated that she was heading for humilation and pain. Elena still went either way.
Elena made her way over to Eugene's house and when she knocked on the door his mother opened she had talked to elena in such an tiny and sweet sounding voice but her tone was not friendly. She had insulted in elena in diffrent ways.