This book in the American Short Stories series is again about Josefina. There is somewhat of a culture clash here between the old ways and the new ways, at least in attitude, of doing things between Josefina's grandmother and Josefina's aunt. Josefina is put in charge of taking care of her grandmother while the others seem to be having a good time, leaving Josefina feeling a little left out.
Although she wants to dance, Josefina's grandmother doesn't want her to. She gives Josefina a dress but it is too tight and when Josefina ends up dancing anyway the button holding the dress pops off, ending up at her disapproving grandmother's feet.
As with other books in the series the story does end well, though, and as always there is a historical section to help better understand what is going on in the story.
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