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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User Review  - First Reader - Borders

I WILL RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANY ONE TO READ BUT MOST OF ALL I WHOULD RECOMMEND A TEENAGE GIRL TO READ IT BECAUSE WE ARE ALWAYS FINDING OUR SELVES GETTING CAUGHT WITH A BOY OR TALKING TO A BOY AND ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jen_D - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed these short stories of the barrio, and the window they gave me onto an unfamiliar world. These first person narratives by the Puerto Rican teens of the El apartment building in ... Read full review

Contents

Arturos Flight
27
Beauty Lessons
41
Catch the Moon
55
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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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