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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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
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Judith Ortiz Cofer is a native of Puerto Rico. She is a poet, essayist, and novelist whose books for young readers include "Call Me Maria: A Novel in Letters, Poems, and Prose". She is the Regents and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.

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