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Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

Judith Ortiz Cofer is an award-winning author known for her stories about coming-of-age experiences in the barrio and her writings about the cultural conflicts of immigrants. She is the author of many distinguished titles for young adults such as, CALL ME MARIA, THE MEANING OF CONSEULO, SILENT DANCING: A PARTIAL REMEMBERANCE OD A PUERTO RICAN CHILDHOOD, and THE LINE IN THE SUN. She lives in Georgia where she is the Regents and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439385787
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Author:
Ortiz Cofer, Judith
Author:
Cofer, Judith Ortiz
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Puerto Ricans
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
09-14

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