Teacher Guide

The Tortilla Curtain Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

  • Consider some of Boyle's other novels and writings. A full list of Boyle's other works can be found on his website.
  • Read/watch some of the many interviews, biographical pieces, and short articles featuring Boyle: A current list of available interviews and Alvarez's short pieces can be found on his website.
  • Check out real-life immigration stories, which can be found on websites like http://myimmigrationstory.com/.
  • Do more in-depth research on the immigration debate in the United States. An excellent overview of both sides of the debate can be found here.


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