The Meaning of Consuelo

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Beacon Press, 2004 - Fiction - 196 pages
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The Signe family is blessed with two daughters. Consuelo, the elder, is thought of as pensive and book-loving, the serious child-la niña seria-while Mili, her younger sister, is seen as vivacious, a ray of tropical sunshine. Two daughters: one dark, one light; one to offer comfort and consolation, the other to charm and delight. But, for all the joy both girls should bring, something is not right in this Puerto Rican family; a tragedia is developing, like a tumor, at its core.

In this fierce, funny, and sometimes startling novel, we follow a young woman's quest to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of her culture and her family.

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"Judith Ortiz Cofer has created a character who takes us by the hand on a journey of self-discovery. She reminds readers young and old never to forget our own responsibilities, and to enjoy life with all its joys and sorrows."--Bessy Reyna, MultiCultural Review
  

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User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

Slow moving coming of age story that was not very interesting. Saw little relationship between the sisters or between her and her friends. Read full review

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User Review  - Doodi Al - Goodreads

I am very disappointed with this book. The story line did not have much substance. It is cleverly written but that is about it. Do not expect more of the book. Read full review

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The Meaning of Consuelo (Puerto Rico), by Judith Ortiz Cofer. In the suburbs of San Juan during the 1950’s, Consuelo struggles to find a place in her family ...
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The Meaning of Consuelo, Outreach World
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The Meaning of Consuelo is a. vivid depiction of one girl’s journey towards self- definition in the context of all. these contributing factors. ...
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Judith Ortiz Cofer
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About the author (2004)

Judith Ortiz Cofer was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, and grew up on the island and in Paterson, New Jersey, before her family moved to Georgia. Ortiz Cofer is the author of ten books, including The Line of the Sun, The Latin Deli, and Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, and her work has been published in numerous anthologies. Her book An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio has received several distinctions, including the American Library Association REFORMA Pura Belpré Honor Award, and it was also named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

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