Becoming an American Girl: Lessons from The Babysitter’s Club
If we had left Venezuela, it had to be because life in America was going to be better, but the BSC world didn’t seem inherently better—just different.
YesNoSorry, I don’t speak EnglishNay . . . Nay-hoe-bee? Denisse
I love youWhere the Sidewalk Ends
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret American Girl Magazine
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley
It’s Denisse’s birthday tomorrow!Oh nothingFeliz Cumpleaños
Naihobe Denisse Gonzalez.
Naihobe Gonzalez is a Venezuelan-American writer in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Believer, The Offing, Waxwing, and elsewhere. Her writing has received support from Writing by Writers, the Writers Grotto, the Kearny Street Workshop, VONA, and Tin House. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and conducts policy research when she's not writing.
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