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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Review: An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

User Review  - Tonia Sandersfeld - Goodreads

Short stories depict the lives of Puerto Rican Americans in the barrio. I enjoyed how the stories showed the growth of the characters in such short space and how some stories and characters ... Read full review

Review: An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

User Review  - Matt Callahan - Goodreads

An Island Like You was a collection of short stories all with different plots. I found all of the stories to be very realistic and some of them very interesting and entertaining. All of the stories ... 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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