An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

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Puffin Books, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 165 pages
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Day in the barrio -- Bad influence -- Arturo's flight -- Beauty lessons -- Catch the moon -- An hour with Abuelo -- The one who watches -- Matoa's mirror -- Don Jose of La Mancha -- Abuela invents the zero -- A job for Valentin -- Home to El Building -- White balloons.

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User Review  - Emma Hoyer - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Renata - Goodreads

I got extra enjoyment out of these interconnected short stories because of my own stint in the Caribbean. Really strong, funny and/or moving stories, and I love the way they twine together. Read full review


Artur0s Flight
Beauty Lessons
Catch the Moon

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About the author (1995)

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.