Call Me Maria
A new novel from the award-winning author of AN ISLAND LIKE YOU, winner of the Pura Belpre Award.
Maria is a girl caught between two worlds: Puerto Rico, where she was born, and New York, where she now lives in a basement apartment in the barrio. While her mother remains on the island, Maria lives with her father, the super of their building. As she struggles to lose her island accent, Maria does her best to find her place within the unfamiliar culture of the barrio. Finally, with the Spanglish of the barrio people ringing in her ears, she finds the poet within herself.
In lush prose and spare, evocative poetry, Cofer weaves a powerful novel, bursting with life and hope.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jessotto - LibraryThing
I was not a big fan of the writing style of this book. It is composed of poems and mini narratives. While the writing style of this is interesting and surely unique I did appreciate the story line ... Read full review
Review: Call Me MariaUser Review - Jacqueline - Goodreads
I particularly liked the mix of prose and poetry in this novel. The subtitle says it is a novel in letters, poems, and prose. The different forms are integrated well. Maria's voice is poignant and ... Read full review
Call Me Maria
More Than You Know gSabts?
Picture of Whoopee
The Power of the Papilindo
I Am a Poet She Exclaimed
Crime in the Barrio
The Poem As Seen Under the Microscope
After School I Hear Whoopee
Abuelas Winter Visit
Who Are You Today Maria?
The Ice Age
My PapiAzul and Me the Brown Iguana
My Father Changing Colors