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In The Book of Unknown Americans, how is the scene where the Riveras sit down for a dinner of oatmeal a turning point for the family and for the book?  

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When the Rivera family sits down to dine on oatmeal, Maribel laughs. Both Arturo and Alma are shocked because they haven't heard her laugh since her injury.

Maribel has a traumatic brain injury. It affects every facet of her capability and ways of interacting with the world. It's also what drove the Rivera family to move to America; they hoped that she could...

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