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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A LESSON LEARNED

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 (1996)

Judith Ortiz Cofer was born in Puerto Rico in 1952. She was a Franklin Professor of English and creative writing at the University of Georgia from 1984 until she retired in 2013. She was also a poet and author. Her collections of poetry include Terms of Survival, Reaching for the Mainland, and A Love Story Beginning in Spanish: Poems. Her novels include Call Me Maria, The Meaning of Consuelo, and The Line of the Sun. She won an O. Henry Prize for the story A Latin Deli, which appeared in The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry. Her other books include Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio, If I Could Fly, and Woman in Front of the Sun: On Becoming a Writer. She died from cancer on December 30, 2016 at the age of 64.

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