AN Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

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A collection of stories captures the lives of different teenagers growing up in the barrio, including Rita, who goes to live with her grandparents in Puerto Rico; Luis, who spends his days working at his father's junkyard; and Sandra, who tries to rediscover her natural Latino beauty. Reprint.

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"Twelve consistently sparkling, sharp stories recreate the atmosphere of a Puerto Rican barrio," said PW in a starred review. "This fine collection may draw special attentions for its depictions of an ethnic group underserved by YA writers, but Cofer's strong writing [itself] warrants a close look." Ages 12-up.
- warrants a close look." Ages 12-up.
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