An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

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Puffin Books, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 165 pages
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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.

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I loved this collection of short stories. Typically, collections of short stories tend to be about various topics or people, with some overarching theme. With this and Parrot in the Oven, which is ... Read full review

Contents

Arturos Flight
27
Beauty Lessons
41
Catch the Moon
55
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Judith Ortiz Cofer is a Franklin Professor of English & creative writing at the University of Georgia.

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