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Call Me Maria

Call Me Maria( )
Author: Cofer, Judith Ortiz
Series title:First Person Fiction Ser.
ISBN:978-0-439-38577-0
Publication Date:Oct 2004
Publisher:Scholastic, Incorporated
Imprint:Orchard Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.39 x 8.27 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:0.6 Pounds
Author Biography
Cofer, Judith Ortiz (Author)
Judith Ortiz Cofer was born in Puerto Rico in 1952. She was a Franklin Professor of English and creative writing at the University of Georgia from 1984 until she retired in 2013. She was also a poet and author. Her collections of poetry include Terms of Survival, Reaching for the Mainland, and A Love Story Beginning in Spanish: Poems. Her novels include Call Me Maria, The Meaning of Consuelo, and The Line of the Sun. She won an O. Henry Prize for the story A Latin Deli, which appeared in The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry. Her other books include Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio, If I Could Fly, and Woman in Front of the Sun: On Becoming a Writer. She died from cancer on December 30, 2016 at the age of 64.

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