在“掌”朱迪思Cofer，她塑造所面临的诸多移民家庭的问题，如在，思乡装修和美国的起点开始生活中的问题。作者展示了女儿的，母亲的，并通过他们的梦想父亲的秘密愿望。女儿与超级英雄的迷恋是她的愿望，以适应到她住的地方文化。作者表示：十二岁女孩紧的卷发，瘦手臂和腿是不愉快的方式，她looks.She感觉她周围的人不同。她梦见她变成超女她的”腿将长成长”（69）她的‘武器强化到钢’（69）和她的”头发就神奇地直行，把一头金色的长发”（69）。逸入她的梦想，小女孩正试图避免在她的新world.She没有配件的现实感到“不协调”（69）在她的身体醒来。母亲是想念她的国家。她想回到她的国家，看到她“在海岛家族”（70）。她明白，这是经济上不可能她回去，它伤害了她。她从厨房的窗户看出去，有天空的景色。 She wishes to fly to her family and says “Ay,si yo pudeiera volar”- all she could do is wish she could fly. Although, the author has not clearly defined of the Father’s dream in this essay.It seems that father wants a new, better and financially stable life for his family. He is the person in the family who lives realistically and practically. He seems more worried about their new life than his wife. He is more interested in the discussion about their current life “…they would be discussing events in the barrio. Actually, he would be carrying that part of the conversation”. In this story, the family is like many immigrant families is dealing with their problems...