Read the excerpt from the red umbrella by christina diaz gonzalez. “i’m sorry. can’t frankie

Read the excerpt from the red umbrella by christina diaz gonzalez. “i’m sorry. can’t frankie and i stay together?” george looked at me in the rearview mirror. “once we find you a foster family, then maybe. but you have to remember, your parents sent you here for a reason. now it’s up to you to make them proud. you have to be strong.” be strong. that’s what papá had told me before i left. but he also said to take care of frankie. which theme is best developed in this excerpt? having strength is easier than supporting loved ones. everything happens for a reason. people sometimes do hard things to have a better life. it is easier to live apart than together.