Scholastic Inc.

July 2006

$6.99 US

130p pb

ISBN: 978-0439385787

fp October 2004

Call Me Maria: a novel in letters, poems, and prose

Judith Ortiz Cofer

from the book...

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.

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