Summarise on what was going on with Jaqueline and her family when they moved to New York City in Brown Girl Dreaming. What happened there, and what difficulties did they face? What does she miss the most in Greenville?

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I would say that in general, there was a lot of dissatisfaction going on with Jacqueline's mother. Her marriage is ruined, and she's actually moved away from her husband and taken the kids to Greenville. Unfortunately, Mama is unable to adjust to life in the south. She has a consistent...

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I would say that in general, there was a lot of dissatisfaction going on with Jacqueline's mother. Her marriage is ruined, and she's actually moved away from her husband and taken the kids to Greenville. Unfortunately, Mama is unable to adjust to life in the south. She has a consistent dissatisfaction with the area, and she believes that life will somehow be more glorious and easier in New York. Part of her reasoning is that the Civil Rights Movement is much more prevalent in South Carolina. Mama believes that there is more opportunity and less racism in New York.

Once in New York, the kids absolutely do not see the wondrous city that their mother claims it is. Their first apartment is abysmal, and the search for a better home is constant. They move a lot in New York. The other issue is that the kids really miss Greenville. They miss silly things like being able to walk around barefoot, but what they really miss is the closeness that they had with extended family members. Readers see this coming through in various ways. For example, at one point the kids complain about their New York breakfasts. They miss all of the amazing food that was around in South Carolina; however, the key is that the "amazing" food was served by their grandparents.

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