An island like you: stories of the barrio
A collection of stories captures the lives of different teenagers growing up in the barrio, including Rita, who goes to live with her grandparents in Puerto Rico; Luis, who spends his days working at his father's junkyard; and Sandra, who tries to rediscover her natural Latino beauty. Reprint.
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A story of growing up in the United States with a Spanish (Puerto Rican) culture. They are forced toward the American dream.
Review: An Island Like You: Stories of the BarrioUser Review - Caitlin - Goodreads
I read this last year for one of my library school classes, and really loved it. Cofer is a beautiful writer, and her stories detailing the lives of teens in a Puerto Rican barrio are vivid and sad. Read full review