Winter of their Discontent: (Nothing) Changes for Josefina
By Allison and Mary
In the last book in the Josefina canon, we find that it is not just comedies that end in weddings--sometimes tragedies do too. To bring the Montoyas' story to a close, author Valerie Tripp arranges a marriage between Papa and Tia Dolores, who will now take on the mantle of stepmother. While this book finds Josefina pondering the future of her family, Mary and Allison use this opportunity to consider the overall arc of the series and what it conveys about nationalism. The hosts also consider a new line of empowerment Barbies, some important news coverage, and an Ashanti sighting.