Review An Island Like You

An Island Like You

Review An Island Like You

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Pura Belpré award-winning collection of short stories about life in the barrio!

Rita is exiled to Puerto Rico for a summer with her grandparents after her parents catch her with a boy. Luis sits atop a six-foot mountain of hubcaps in his father’s junkyard, working off a sentence for breaking and entering. Sandra tries to reconcile her looks to the conventional Latino notion of beauty. And Arturo, different from his macho classmates, fantasizes about escaping his community. They are the teenagers of the barrio — and this is their world.

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5Love this!
By Jennifer Helms
I am so glad that I purchased this novel. I love the first person voice in each of these stories. My Junior High students will connect with this novel and be engaged from the very first line they read.

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4Cultural exploration
By Deb N.
A good cultural exploration, even if it might be a bit outdated (the last story ), but still worth a look. Some compelling stories, makes you think and good for coming of age discussions. A job for Valentin was one of my favorites.

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4Four Stars
By Kildean Vega
Good book

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