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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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  - 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

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.