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Cofer, Judith Ortiz 1952-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 14,418 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Poetry  History  Short stories, American  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Other, Teacher , Speaker
Classifications: PS3565.R7737, FIC
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An island like you : stories of the barrio by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings
The Latin deli : prose and poetry by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose and poetry of a particular immigrant experience and also of such universal themes as the pains, confusions, and wonders of growing up
The meaning of consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Puerto Rican girl coming of age in the 1950s struggles to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of her culture."
Call me Maria : a novel by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Maria leaves her mother and their Puerto Rican home to live in the barrio of New York with her father, feeling torn between the two cultures in which she has been raised
The line of the sun : a novel by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beliefs of a simple Puerto Rican village are entwined with the struggles of daily life in an immigrant community in New Jersey through the adventures of Guzman, exiled from the village of Salud, and his adoring niece and biographer, Marisol
Sleeping with one eye open : women writers and the art of survival( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If I could fly by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fifteen-year-old Doris's mother, a professional singer, returns to Puerto Rico and her father finds a girlfriend, Doris cares for a neighbor's pigeons and relies on friends as she begins to find her own voice and wings
The poet upstairs by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a poet moves into the apartment above hers, young Juliana asks to meet her and together they write poems of tropical birds and a river that flows to the sea, typing out words that change the world, if only for a while
The year of our revolution : new and selected stories and poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems, short stories, and essays address the theme of straddling two cultures as do the offspring of Hispanic parents living in the United States
Riding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults] by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There seemed to be no way out of the custom. Her arguments were always the same and always turned into pleas. 'But, Ama', it's embarrassing. I'm too old for that. I'm an adult, '" Naomi says in Helena Maria Viramontes' story Growing. Ever since Naomi hit high school and puberty, she began to notice that there were too many expectations, and no one instructed her on how to fulfill them." In her tradition-bound family and under the thundering gaze of her father, Naomi struggles to stretch the limitations imposed on her by her family, even as her mind expands along with her changing body. Like Growing, the pieces in this anthology for young adults reveal the struggles of discovering a new self and the trials of leaving behind an old one. This extraordinary collection gathers a wealth of stories and poems that explore the challenges of negotiating identity and relationships with others, struggling with authority, learning to love oneself and challenging the roles society demands of teenagers and adults. Edited by well-known poet and prose-writer Judith Ortiz Cofer, the collection includes work by such leading Latino writers as Pat Mora, Jesus Salvador Trevino, Tomas Rivera, Virgil Suarez, Jose Marti, Viramontes and Ortiz Cofer herself. Included as well are new voices that represent the freshness and vigor of youth: Mike Padilla, Daniel Chacon, and Sarah Cortez. For many students across the United States, this text will serve as their first rewarding introduction to diverse writers of Latino/Latina literature. This beautiful collection gathers a wealth of stories and poems that are studded with the challenges of negotiating identity and learning to love the bodies and worlds in which young adults find themselves. Edited by well-known poet and prose writer Judith Ortiz Cofer, the collection includes work by Pat Mora, Nicholasa Mohr, Tomas Rivera, and Virgil Suarez
Terms of survival : poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching for the mainland & selected new poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poetry focusing on Latino culture and domestic life
A love story beginning in Spanish : poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¡A bailar! by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl and her mother put on their red dresses and dance their way through the barrio, collecting friends and neighbors along the way as they go to the park to hear her father's salsa band play
Animal jamboree : Latino folktales = La fiesta de los animales : leyendas latinas by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four Puerto Rican folktales featuring a lion, mice and a brave little ant, as well as other animals
Developing writers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at the works and words of professional and published writers is an essential activity in the writing classroom. While students read for content and meaning they also learn about the writer's craft. Students discover how they can grow as writers by exploring many voices and styles. In this hour, we'll see how teachers help their students learn from professional writers. We'll also hear from several writers who share insights about their own processes and they'll tell us who they turn to for inspiration
Developing writers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this workshop, we visit classrooms around the country to explore some of the best ways to respond to student writing and find out from expert educators why these practices work
Developing writers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammar, a crucial part of mechanics and usage has often been viewed by students and teachers alike as a mine field. Both sides realized that these elements are necessary for effective communication. But finding good ways to integrate them into writing classroom curricula has always been challenging. That's the issue teachers, educators, authors and researchers tackle in this workshop
Teaching multicultural literature. a workshop for the middle grades( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program begins with a profile of the writer Judith Ortiz Cofer and then moves to Vista, California, where Akiko Morimoto and her eighth-grade students read short stories by Ortiz Cofer. They respond personally to the works, examine the author's use of figurative language, and then make intertextual connections with books they've read throughout the school year. In a culminating project, the students create their own visual symbols to represent the characters and events in the text. They then explore works by Nikki Grimes and examine her craft as a writer. Grimes visits the classroom, answers questions about her work, and attends an after-school reading of student poetry
El an̄o de nuestra revolución : cuentos y poemas by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems, short stories, and essays address the theme of straddling two cultures as do the offspring of Hispanic parents living in the United States
 
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An island like you : stories of the barrio
Alternative Names
Cofer Judith Ortiz

Cofer, Judith Ortiz 1952-

Judith Ortiz Cofer Amerikaans schrijfster

Judith Ortiz Cofer Author

Ortiz Cofer, Judith

Ortiz-Cofer, Judith 1952-

朱蒂斯·奧蒂茲·科弗

Languages
English (143)

Spanish (32)

Italian (2)

Covers
The Latin deli : prose and poetryThe meaning of consueloCall me Maria : a novelThe line of the sun : a novelSleeping with one eye open : women writers and the art of survivalIf I could flyThe year of our revolution : new and selected stories and poemsRiding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults]