The barrio refers to the Puerto Rican community in North Philadelphia from which Yaz and Elliot both originated. Whenever Yaz and Elliot refer to the barrio, it carries the connotation of drugs, crime, violence, and hardship, but also of Puerto Rican ethnic pride and heritage.
Barrio Term Timeline in Water by the Spoonful
The timeline below shows where the term Barrio appears in Water by the Spoonful. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.