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Anacaona's Quinceañera

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Anacaona's Quinceañera
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.84

     challenging words:    high-heel, womanhood, nonetheless, transition, schooling, fellowship, mass, nephew, attend, multiple, believe, marked, fulfill, receive, folds, occur

Anacaona's Quinceañera
By Beth Beutler

1     Anacaona could hardly believe it. She was turning 15 next month! For years she had looked forward to her own "Quinceañera," a celebration ceremony and party that would mark her transition into womanhood. And now, it was almost here!
2     Anacaona's family had begun planning this event several months ago. She remembered sitting down with her mamá and abuela and dreaming about what the day should be like. The older women told her it was a very special time, solemn yet festive. They explained to her that many years ago, when girls became 15, they often became wives and established their own households. The Quinceañera was a celebration that marked that change in life. It acknowledged that it was now time to look at the girl as no longer a child, but a young woman who would need to think for herself and find her way in the world.
3     "We've been saving for this for awhile," Anacaona's mamá told her. "Let's go shopping for a gown!"

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