An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

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Puffin Books, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 165 pages
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Day in the barrio -- Bad influence -- Arturo's flight -- Beauty lessons -- Catch the moon -- An hour with Abuelo -- The one who watches -- Matoa's mirror -- Don Jose of La Mancha -- Abuela invents the zero -- A job for Valentin -- Home to El Building -- White balloons.

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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

Artur0s Flight
27
Beauty Lessons
43
Catch the Moon
57
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About the author (1995)

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.