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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An Island Like You was a collection of short stories all with different plots. I found all of the stories to be very realistic and some of them very interesting and entertaining. All of the stories ... Read full review

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Contents

Arturos Flight
27
Beauty Lessons
41
Catch the Moon
55
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Judith Ortiz Cofer is a Franklin Professor of English & creative writing at the University of Georgia.

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