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N 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 I really enjoyed the author s use of language in this book It didn t feel forced or overly flowery but she used wonderful descriptions throughout the bookMaria like many adolescents is trying to find out who she is She s torn between being the Puerto Rican island girl and adjusting to her new life as a New Yorker in the barrio I felt that the author did a great job of exploring the conflict Maria feels through Maria s own poems and writings Maria associates much of her identity with the language she speaks She is slowly letting go of her island accent and is learning to embrace not only English but Spanglish the Spanish English slang hybrid language spoken in the barrio This book would be an excellent tool to teach the cultural importance of language identity construction multiculturalism and any number of literary concepts The structure was easy to understand and uick to read and reminded me in many ways of The House on Mango Street which I also loved

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Call Me Maria

A new novel from the award winning author of AN ISLAND LIKE YOU winner of the Pura Belpre AwardMaria is a girl caught between two worlds Puerto Rico where she was born and New York where she now lives in a basement apartment i Call Me Maria is a great story about a Puerto Rican girl who moves to New York with a father that was born there The vignettes flow together well creating a story told in three ways Short stories tell the story of her active life poetry reveals her insights feelings and transformations and letters to her mother keep a dialogue alive between her old self and her new self The book creatively discusses identity issues with a range of complex characters Her father originally born in the New York barrio hated the island that he thought was supposed to be his home Her mother born in Puerto Rico refuses to leave Maria simply doesn t know what to think but she enjoys her time spent in New York and immerses herself in the people and culture Language also becomes an important theme The teacher tells her that she is a poet and she diligently tries to understand the beauty of Spanish English and Spanglish the language of her father and her barrio neighbors This is a book with many great characters each with their own story and struggle It paints an excellent picture of multicultural New York where a million other foreign homes aren t that far away

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Barrio Finally with the Spanglish of the barrio people Call Me eBook #8608 ringing in her ears she finds the poet within herselfIn lush prose and spare evocative poetry Cofer weaves a powerful novel bursting with life and hope A book about a girl named Maria who chose to move to New York with her father leaving her island of Puerto Rico her beloved home behind along with her mother Call Me Maria is elouently written in letters to her mother and journal entries in prose briefly describing her life in Puerto Rico before she moved calling herself Maria Alegre and then chronicling her life in the barrios of New York as she tries to fit in A great read that teaches how although someone maybe the same race they can be culturally different depending if they grew up on the island or in the states I recommend this book for children in grades 4th and up


10 thoughts on “Call Me Maria

  1. says:

    Call Me Maria is a great story about a Puerto Rican girl who moves to New York with a father that was born there The vignettes flow together well creating a story told in three ways Short stories tell the story of

  2. says:

    I thought the language in the book was lovely and I enjoyed Cofer's poetic style I enjoyed reading the snippets of the character's lives but I didn't feel that any of the characters were developed fully which made it difficult to be invested in the story I would recommend this book to students who are interested in the experience of adjusting to life in a different country or who enjoy poetry

  3. says:

    In this novel Call Me Maria written in letters poems and prose Judith Ortiz Cofer offers a look into the life of a Puerto Rican immigrant as

  4. says:

    “When she leaves Puerto Rico to move to New York with her father Maria can't be an island girl any longer Now she has to f

  5. says:

    Fifteen year old Maria is living in the New York City barrio with her father in order to get an American education while her mother remains at home in Puerto Rico As Maria learns what it means to be Puerto Rican in America she must also decide which world she wants to belong to which parent she wants to stay withI'd never read anything of Cofer's before This story is told in verse letters and diary entries I love the way

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed the author's use of language in this book It didn't feel forced or overly flowery but she used wonderful descriptions throughout the bookMaria like many adolescents is trying to find out who she is She's torn between being the Puerto Rican island girl and adjusting to her new life as a New Yorker in the barrio I felt that the author did a great job of exploring the conflict Maria feels through Maria's own poems and writi

  7. says:

    Call Me Maria is about a girl trying to find herself and her voice Maria is from the island of Puerto Rico and l

  8. says:

    A book about a girl named Maria who chose to move to New York with her father leaving her island of Puerto Rico her beloved home behind along with her mother Call Me Maria is elouently written in letters to her mother and journal entries in prose briefly describing her life in Puerto Rico before she moved calling herself Maria Al

  9. says:

    Through poetry and poetic prose Ortiz Cofer tells the story of Maria a teenager transitioning from life in Puerto Rico to life in the barrio I enjoyed the rhythm and perspective of this book However the story and the mother and some of the other characters felt a little underdeveloped Language the strongest part of this book may also make it slightly inaccessible to the young adults who may most enjoy Maria's story I would recommend this

  10. says:

    This book is a fabulous read for people who know some Spanish It accounts for the emotions of a recent immigrant entering the North American educational system It gives insight into the barrio life as well as a

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