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Kiss Me, Mi Amor Reader’s Guide

By Alana Quintana Albertson

Kiss Me, Mi Amor by Alana Quintana Albertson


Reader’s Guide
Kiss Me, Mi Amor by Alana Quintana Albertson
Discussion Questions:

1. Kiss Me, Mi Amor shows the contrast between traditional Mexican families and more progressive ones. Which family did you relate to most?

2. Have you ever tried to date someone with a more traditional background than you have? What challenges did you face? What did you learn?

3. Farmworkers’ rights is a central theme in the novel. What responsibility do the restaurants that contract with farms have for workers’

4. Tiburón is happy to traditionally court Blanca, but Enrique struggles with the restrictions set by Señor Flores. Do you see any benefits in his rules?

5. Carolina has achieved career success at such a young age but feels she has little control over her life. Do you agree with her ultimate decision to give the farm to her family and start over? Why do you think she made that choice?

6. How does Enrique’s relationship with his father compare to Carolina’s relationship with her father? How do they contrast?

7. The Flores family and the Montez family celebrate year-end holidays very differently. What holiday traditions do you share with your family?

8. To many, yoga is considered exercise, but Carolina struggles with the spiritual aspect of it due to her religious upbringing. Do you consider yoga exercise or something with a deeper meaning?

9. Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew was used as a framework for this book. It is a problematic play, especially for its portrayal of women. How does the novel engage with its inspiration? Do Carolina’s strength and rebellion make her a “shrew” in her traditional family? How would you define this term? How would you characterize Carolina?

10. This book is set in Central and Southern California. How does the setting enhance the book?
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