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Cofer, Judith Ortiz 1952-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 17,272 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Biography  Literature  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Poetry  Autobiographies 
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 )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,593 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,295 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
El deli latino : prosa y poesía by Judith Ortiz Cofer( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a Spanish-language edition of The Latin Deli, Judith Ortiz Cofer's prizewinning collection of short stories, personal essays, and poems. A work rich in longing, love, and remembrance, El deli latino opens a door into the lives of the Puerto Rican immigrants who live in or near an urban New Jersey tenement known as El Building. The book was selected by Rita Dove, Ashley Montague, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. to receive the Anisfield- Wolf Book Award, which recognizes work that has made important contributions to our understanding of racism or our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. In the poem from which the book takes its title, a woman of no-age presides over a small store whose wares--Bustelo coffee, jamón y queso, green plantains hanging in stalks like votive offerings--must satisfy, however imperfectly, those who hunger for their island home. In the story Nada, an anguished mother whose son has been killed in Vietnam refuses the consolation of her neighbors and the medals offered by the government (Tell the Mr. President of the United States what I say: No, gracias.). Cofer's essay The Paterson Public Library recalls how, in books, she found refuge and solace from the outside world. El deli latino transcends the particulars of the expatriate experience to speak universal truths about the mysteries of desire, the quest for knowledge, and the struggle to reconcile opposing selves. --University of Georgia Press
Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by informative entries which place the authors in their cultural and historical context, the selections in this collection are as diverse as Hispanic culture itself and as varied as the personalities of their authors
The meaning of consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 883 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."
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 859 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
Who do you think you are? : stories of friends and enemies by Hazel Rochman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories exploring the theme of friendship
Riding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults] by Judith Ortiz Cofer( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 736 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
The year of our revolution : new and selected stories and poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 729 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
The poet upstairs by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 718 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
Call me Maria : a novel by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Maria leaves her mother and their Puerto Rican home to live in a barrio of New York with her father, feeling torn between the two cultures in which she has been raised
Animal jamboree : Latino folktales = La fiesta de los animales : leyendas latinas by Judith Ortiz Cofer( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 412 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
Sleeping with one eye open : women writers and the art of survival( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If I could fly by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 368 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
Terms of survival : poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 358 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 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poetry focusing on Latino culture and domestic life
¡A bailar! by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 247 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
A love story beginning in Spanish : poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the art of storytelling, discussing how to develop the skill of shaping a story so that listeners are able to relate to it on a personal level, looks at the key elements of storytelling, and includes an annotated list of stories, a bibliography of collections, and a brief list of recommendations for online sources
El an̄o de nuestra revolución : cuentos y poemas by Judith Ortiz Cofer( )

6 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 199 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
Developing writers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 144 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
 
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Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States
Alternative Names
Cofer Judith Ortiz

Cofer, Judith Ortiz 1952-

Cofer, Judith Ortiz 1952-2016

Judith Ortiz Cofer Amerikaans schrijfster

Judith Ortiz Cofer Author

Ortiz Cofer, Judith

Ortiz-Cofer, Judith 1952-

Ortiz-Cofer, Judith 1952-2016

朱蒂斯·奧蒂茲·科弗

Languages
English (173)

Spanish (30)

Italian (2)

Covers
The Latin deli : prose and poetryEl deli latino : prosa y poesíaShort fiction by Hispanic writers of the United StatesThe meaning of consueloThe line of the sun : a novelWho do you think you are? : stories of friends and enemiesRiding low on the streets of gold : [Latino literature for young adults]The year of our revolution : new and selected stories and poems