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Judith Ortiz Cofer

Autor/a de An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

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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 mostra'n més 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions511 exemplars
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Col·laborador — 408 exemplars
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Col·laborador — 369 exemplars
Cool Salsa (1994) — Col·laborador — 298 exemplars
Minding the Body: Women Writers on Body and Soul (1994) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Col·laborador — 142 exemplars
Leaving Home: Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings - An Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Going Where I'm Coming from: Memoirs of American Youth (1994) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (2002) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Floricanto Si!: U.S. Latina Poetry (1998) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Help Wanted: Short Stories About Young People Working (1997) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry (1994) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States (1994) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance (1998) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars


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This book has lovely poems and passages that reminded me of my grandparents and provided some context to the culture my family came from. I loved the poem “The Witch’s Husband” the most. The discussions on race and class seemed a tiny bit dated and not fleshed out enough to make a true and strong impact. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book of essays and poems and short stories.
Readings.of.a.Slinky | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 20, 2023 |
Individually, these are excellent essays. The imagery and specificity are strong and she does a good job conveying her point of view at different ages. I really liked the cuentos and how she addresses the question of truth. It had some weaknesses as a whole -- how the parts fit together. As often happens, the pieces where she is older are not as strong. I want to read more of her.
eas7788 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 24, 2020 |
I liked this book because of the writing style. I liked that it combined the English language with Spanish language. Having them side by side helps bilingual students as well as English Language Learners. I also liked how the author implemented a song into the book. The book has a great plot and lines of a song breaks up the paragraphs. One of the lines of the song is, "Let's dance! to the rhythm that makes us... that makes us happy." This quote breaks up the event of the mother and her family dancing in the streets. I also really liked the illustrations in this book. I felt as though they helped to really convey the latino culture. They used vibrant colors that helped to convey the appropriate mood of the story.… (més)
alunds1 | Oct 1, 2019 |
This is another very good book to celebrate yet another culture and their traditions. This books talks about the lives of different teenagers growing up including Rita who lives with her grandparents. They live in Puerto Rico and this will give my students a look into what that culture and place is like. There is also Luis who works at the junkyard with his Dad and Sandra who wants to become more connected with her Latino roots. I like the way it shows the point of view of many different teenagers and it helps give a glimpse into what we will study more in depth after reading it out loud- which is the hispanic culture.… (més)
jennabushong | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Apr 25, 2016 |



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