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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano

Evelyn Serrano, a wide-eyed teen growing up in a Puerto Rican barrio of Harlem, is looking for independence from her parents and her neighborhood’s ubiquitous cultural heritage. Everywhere she goes folks call out her too common given name of Rosa, annoying and frustrating her. As a result, she looks for things that can make her life slightly different from the status quo. Rosa starts by changing her name to Evelyn, her middle name. She also refuses to work at her parents’ bodega, instead choosing the five-and-dime a few blocks away.
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