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 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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