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Ulture of the barrio Finally with the Spanglish of the barrio people 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 hop. Call Me Maria is about a girl trying to find herself and her voice Maria is from the island of Puerto Rico and lives there with her mother and father When Maria s father decides that he wants to move back to his home in the New York barrio Maria must make a decision about who she is going to live with Maria decides that she will go with her father and explore a new world conuer English and become strong Once Maria is in the barrio she realizes that this new world is not what she expected as she is trapped in a basement apartment in a cold world Maria begins to write poems to help her find her place in her new world Through the people she meets the mother she loves and the island she never forgets she begins to figure out who she is This novel would be an excellent choice in a middle school or high school classroom Call Me Maria could easily be integrated into a unit about culture or language

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Tment 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 c. 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 figure out how to be a barrio girl 3 Call Me Marie bridges the gap between cultures and countries Puerto Rico where she was born and New York where she must learn to adapt culturally and socially to her new environment Maria s search for self identity rings clear throughout this novel as she deals with the transition of moving to a state that lacks the exotic and free air of her hometown She tries to disconnect herself from the American culture but in the end she realizes her Spanglish is her only way of communication with her new world Maria learns overtime that she can still overcome trials that she faces in America while keeping her roots in tact The book is creatively written in three forms letters poems and prose Although I find it intriguing I feel like it would be best taught in an ELL classroom I would recommend this book for 6 8th grade students because self identity is something that is constantly being uestioned as students change physically and mentally This book not only enlightens students about their own culture and how others adapt in the United States but also demonstrates how poetry can be used as an outlet of expression I found it to be similar to House on Mango Street by Cisneros and I would recommend this book to accompany this novel

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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 apar. 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 she adjusts to life in the United States with her father while her mother stays back on the island The theme of belonging is uite present throughout Maria s struggle to leave her old life behind and take the steps to build a new life for herself in the United States She is at first sad to leave her country but soon discovers that home is what you make it Her exploration of her identity from Maria Triste and Maria Alegre to simply Maria symbolizes her transition from a child to an independent young woman while still showing that distress is present no matter what age a person is Complete with funny witty poems about subjects in her school and her own feelings about herself and who she wants to be and full of memorable characters like the defiant Whoopee and the love sick Uma this novel is a fun and touching read that leaves an impression on the reader s heart Cofer s use of various literary styles is particularly interesting because it not only shows insight into how creative the character of Maria is but also how creative Cofer herself is I would teach this story to my students because it would give them the incentive not to be afraid of living in a new place and that even though it might not turn out like it was expected to one can still have a good life I also would teach it to get my students in the habit of coming up with fun ways about how to learn Maria uses poems rhymes and songs to help her learn and I would encourage my students to do the same I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the struggles that immigrants face when coming to a different country or any place different from their homeland


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 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

  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 diff

  3. says:

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

  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 figure out how to be a barrio girl” 3 Call Me Marie bridges the gap between cultures and countries Puerto Rico where

  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

  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 t

  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 lives there with her mother and father When Maria’s father decides that he wants to move back to his home in the New York barrio Maria must make a decision about who she is going to live with Maria decides that she will go with her father and “explore a new world conuer English and become strong”

  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 behin

  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 pa

  10. says:

    This book is a fabulous read for people who know some Spanish It accounts for the emotions of a recent immigran

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