The primary intention of a book review is to provide an analysis of the content, themes, and relevance of the book you chose to read. Besides providing a synopsis, you should explain how this book helped you to understand the complexities of family relations when children become economic contributors. In your review-essay follow this outline.
I) Explain the overall theme in the book, how children and parents work together to be integrated in the economy of the U.S.A. and how children are nurtured by their parents and also nurture their parents.
II) Articulate how street vending in California is connected to street vending in Mexico and how it becomes a respected profession (Chapter 2). Then, explore the parents-child relationships and explain why the street-vendor-children are part of the decision-making process in the family (Chapter 3). Finish this section by explaining the “economic empathy” among parents and children and how a “communal family obligation code” helps to resolve a “dissonant acculturation (Chapter 4)
III) Explain how families create different gender expectations for their girls and boys street vendors and how these expectations change according to the intersectionality of class, race, gender, age, and the inequality in the nations from which the families came (Chapter 5). Then, explain how the author challenge the assumptions that streets are more dangerous for females and more appropriate for males (Chapter 6). Discuss also why these children want to become professionals and how they used their “collectivistic immigration bargain” approach to create the trajectory of their education (Chapter 7).
IV) What are the author’s conclusions?
VI) What is your assessment of this book and what did you learn from it?, do not write more than six pages. This paper should be typed, doubled space, and 12 size font. Be diligent in your work since this assignment represents 15 points of your final grade.