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

AN ISLAND LIKE YOU: Stories of the Barrio

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A pastiche of 12 short stories about Puerto RicanAmerican teenagers growing up in a New Jersey barrio. The first and longest story in the book—about a 15-year-old girl who is sent to stay with her ... 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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