An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

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Demco Media, Jan 1, 1996 - Children's stories, American. - 165 pages
26 Reviews
Twelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings.

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User Review  - Aleap - Goodreads

An Island Like You is a series of short stories, interconnected by characters and their relationships with each other, that tells of the lives of Puerto Rican American teenagers trying to straddle the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susanne - Goodreads

An excellent collection of short stories. I like the weaving of the characters in and out of each other's stories to give a sense of community. Cofer tackles issues such as gangs, shoplifting, and homosexuality with grace and compassion. Read full review

Contents

Arturos Flight
27
Beauty Lessons
41
Catch the Moon
55
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Critically acclaimed and widely published poet, novelist, and essayist Judith Ortiz Cofer knows that "words have the power to transform you and give you the power to shape your life. The minute you open your mouth, you have introduced yourself." Writing extensively about the experience of being Puerto Rican and her identity as a woman and writer in the U.S., she is a lauded Regents and Franklin Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia where she teaches literature and creative writing.

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