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An Island Like You

Stories of the Barrio
  • 176 Pages
  • 2.42 MB
  • 579 Downloads
  • English
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Scholastic
United States, General, Puerto Ricans, Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9), Fiction, Children"s Books - Young Adult, Children"s stories, American, Juvenile fi
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7780895M
ISBN 100531068978
ISBN 139780531068977

"An Island Like You" by Judith Ortiz Cofer was a book with cultural stories that takes place in Puerto Rico. The characters have different experiences in their relationships with their family, therefore it gives a message in how to appreciate them/5.

An Island Like You book Winner of the very first Pura Belpré medal for narrative inAn Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio consists of twelve short stories, each describing episodes in the lives of Stateside Puerto Rican teenagers living in Paterson, New Jersey.

The prose is spare and straightforward, yet wonderfully descriptive in its simplicity, and Judith Cited by:   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the An Island Like You by Judith Ortiz Cofer at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. 4/4(2). They are the teenagers of the barrio, and this is their world.

Praise for An Island Like You: "[Cofer's] contemporary teenage voices are candid, funny, weary, and irreverent in these stories about immigrant kids caught between their Puerto Rican families and the pull and push of the American dream.".

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Share Buy New. $ $ + $ shipping Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Ships from and sold by Quality Books Store. /5(10). Brief Summary An Island Like You, Stories of the Barrio, is a collection of twelve stories set in a Latino neighborhood in Patterson, New Jersey.

Each story captures the life of a Puerto Rican community, but in the United States. The stories have their. An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith Ortiz Cofer.

The sounds and the sights of El Barrio and the relationships and the emotions of read more. The sounds and the sights of El Barrio and the relationships and the emotions of Puerto-Rican-American family and neighborhood life form the backdrop for the each of the twelve stories that comprise An Island Like You.

An island like you: stories of the barrio,pages, Judith Ortiz Cofer, X,Puffin Books, This book contains a riveting story of Cornelius Williams' trasition from homosexual to preacher.

He describes how the Power of God transformed his life through the revelationStardust. An Island Like An Island Like You book by Judith Ortiz Cofer; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Puerto Ricans, Juvenile fiction, Short stories, Children's stories, American, Fiction, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Gr Reading Level-Gr Reading Level-Grade 12; Places: United States.

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Island Like You Judith Ortiz Cofer, Author Scholastic $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book Cofer's (Silent Dancing: A Partial. An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith Ortiz Cofer. New York: Puffin Books, It seems fitting that the first Pura Belpre Award winner in the narrative category is by Judith Ortiz Cofer who, like Belpre, is a native of Puerto Rico.

An Island Like You: Abuela Invents the Zero > > References; Abuela Invents the Zero Constancia or Connie, as her parents called her, was a teenager who lived in New Jersey. She found out that her Puerto Rican grandmother was coming to town for the first time.

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AN ISLAND LIKE YOU: Stories of the Barrio User Review - Kirkus. A pastiche of 12 short stories about Puerto RicanAmerican teenagers growing up in a New Jersey barrio.

The first and longest story in the book—about a year-old girl who is sent to stay with her Read full review4/5(1). An Island Like You ~BOOK SUMMARY~ An Island Like You, Stories of the Barrio, is a collection of twelve stories set in a Latino neighborhood in Patterson, New story captures the life of a Puerto Rican teenager.

Each character is trying to find out who they are and what their place is in not only their Puerto Rican community, but in the United States. "A Job for Valentín" Background Information An Island Like You "A Job for Valentín" is a short story from the book An Island Like You "An Hour With Abuelo," the story from the benchmark one test, is also from An Island Like You "A Job for Valentín" and "An Hour With Abuelo".

Clara is Arturo’s Puerto Rican mother. Through the story you can tell that she cared a lot for her son. Miss Rathbone: Mrs. Rathbone was Arturo’s English teacher. Arturo hated her for making him recite “The Flea” in front of the whole class, but then managed to like her, because she made the whole class recite a poem including Kenny Matoa.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. An Island Like You by Judith Ortiz Cofer,Puffin Books edition, in English An island like you ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio By Judith Ortiz Cofer Published by Scholastic Books/Orchard Books “[Cofer’s] contemporary teenage voices are candid, funny, weary, and irreverent in these stories about immigrant kids caught between their Puerto Rican families and the pull and push of.

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Readers who like realistic fiction and books with stories told by teens will enjoy reading this book. ()/5(13). A pastiche of 12 short stories about Puerto RicanAmerican teenagers growing up in a New Jersey barrio. The first and longest story in the book—about a year-old girl who is sent to stay with her grandparents in Puerto Rico for the summer—is a fine, self-contained achievement.

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