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Judith Ortiz Cofer is a master of language. As both a poet and a novelist, she tells María’s story in an unusual way, which she calls microfiction. Call Me Maria by Judith Ortiz Cofer – book cover, description, publication history. A new novel from the award-winning author of AN ISLAND LIKE YOU, winner of the Pura Belpre Award. Maria is a girl caught between two worlds: Puerto Rico.

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Great for mini-lessons and read alouds. A great read that teaches how although someone maybe the same race, they can b 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.

If you are looking for an easy read book that you could learn life lessons about how to deal in certain situations I would recommend it because it jdith sites in ways to cope. She learns to live with her Father in New York and attends a public school.

She learns about American language and customs, develops new ways of thinking, new friends and new interests and eventually settles into her life.

Call Me Maria by Judith Ortiz Cofer

In conclusion I personally belief “Call me Maria” is an amazing book and you should check it out sometime than you would get the concept and ideas and why I liked it. I will definitely be reading more by her and ordering her books for my library!

The structure was easy to understand and quick to read, and reminded me in many ways of The House on Mango Street, which I also loved. I Know Who I Am. I enjoyed the rhythm and perspective of this book. It gives insight into the barrio life as well as a comparison to life dall the country Maria came from, Puerto Rico.

Call me Maria : a novel / Judith Ortiz Cofer – Details – Trove

Read more Read less. Maria is also an emerging poet, putting her thoughts and feelings into poetry which earns the approval of her favorite teacher, Mr.


I love this quote because even though Maria and her Mom are not living together and have not seen each other in a while, Maria still takes advice from her mom and looks up to her as a role model from their postcards and letters back and forth to each other. 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.

Nov 20, Adamaris Jauregui rated it it was amazing. Papi moves to Manhattan and Maria decides to go with him, to get an American education and improve her English.

While her mother remains on the island, Maria lives with her father, the super of their building. May 28, Heather Barton rated it liked it Shelves: What is beautiful about this book is not just the sincerity with which Maria confronts all of the changes in her life but the playfulness that she exhibits through her language. Ortiz Cofer’s autobiographical work often focuses on her attempts at negotiating her life between two cultures, American and Puerto Rican, and how this process informs her juidth as a writer.

The book bh discusses identity issues vall a range of complex characters. In Maria’s situation, I learned that if my family is not paying much attention to me pick myself up and move on because you will always be one family. I would also incorporate it into my classroom to start each day off.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. As later Maria begins to feel better when she and her mother sends letters to each other for some mother to daughter communication while apart from each other. Nov 25, Cecilia rated it really liked it Shelves: The poem about her friend is lovely, “Picture of Whoopee”: AN Island Like You: This novel depicts the struggles of a girl trying to find a belonging and identity while being caught between two worlds.


See all 3 questions about Call Me Maria…. Her father who recently became depressed wants to go back to New York, but her mother who wants to stay in Puerto Maira to teach at a Catholic coffr.

Call Me Maria

Oct 10, Jen Ackermann rated it really liked it Shelves: Her father, originally born in the New York barrio, hated the island that he thought was supposed to be his home. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this call, please sign up. The book was ok. This is definitely a must read. Call Me Maria Hardcover. Open Preview See a Problem?

I love reading about characters who will always pick themselves up and have a positive attitude because a lot of the time I learn life lessons from them.

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When the novel begins, Maria is having difficulty adjusting to life in America. The House on Mango Street. Mami does not want to leave Puerto Rico, and has been seeing a fellow teacher named Julio despite still being fall.

The whole ti I had some hy feelings about this book. I could gain many life lessons about how to cope with situations. Through her poems, narration and letters to her mother, Maria describes being caught between the two worlds of Coferr Rico and America.

One place that it had a very easy plot development was when Maria and her father first moved to New York. Papi himself was born in New York to immigrant parents, but when they returned to Puerto Rico, he went with them.