An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

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

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User Review  - Rebecca Boliard - Goodreads

**1996 Pura Belpre Winner- Author** So I am not going to lie, I came into this book with low expectations. After reading a very stereotypical illustrator winner for the Pura Belpre award, I was not ... Read full review

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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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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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