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Call me Maria : a novel
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Teen Fiction COFER

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ContentsPage
Call Me Mariap. 1
Like the First Flowerp. 3
Letter to Mamip. 4
Scenes from My Island Past
Part 1 - The Beginning of Maria Alegre/Maria Tristep. 6
Part 2 - A Memory of Maria Alegrep. 10
Part 3 - Floweringp. 13
Where I Am Now: The Tides, the Treasure, and the Trashp. 15
Here Comes Barriomanp. 17
Spanglish for You and Maybe for Mep. 18
Spanish Class, a Lesson in El Amorp. 19
Letter to Mamip. 21
Letter to Mariap. 23
The Papi-lindo, Fifth Floorp. 25
More Than You Know Sabes?p. 28
The King of the Barriop. 29
El Super-Hombrep. 31
Letter to Mariap. 33
What My Father Likes to Eatp. 34
Picture of Whoopeep. 38
Dona Segura, Costurera, Third Floorp. 42
Bombay, San Juan, and Katmandup. 43
Golden English: Lessons One and Two and Two-and-a-Halfp. 46
An American Dreamp. 49
The Power of the Papi-lindop. 52
Exciting English: I Am a Poet! She Exclaimedp. 60
Letter to Mami, Not Sentp. 61
American Beautyp. 63
Crime in the Barriop. 66
Love in Americap. 70
Life Sciences: The Poem As Seen Under the Microscopep. 75
English Declaration: I Am the Subject of a Sentencep. 79
After School, I Hear Whoopeep. 81
"Silent Night" in Spanish and Two Glamour Shots of My Island Grandmotherp. 83
Math Class: Sharing the Piep. 85
Abuela's Winter Visitp. 91
La Abuela's Island Lament: A One-Act Playp. 92
Who Are You Today, Maria?p. 95
Translating Abuela: I Know Who I Amp. 99
Translating Abuela's Journal: The Ice Agep. 100
Translating Abuela's Journal: After I Take Her to the Museum and the Theaterp. 101
Translating Abuela's Journal: The Final Entryp. 103
English: I Am the Simple Subjectp. 104
My Papi-Azul and Me, the Brown Iguanap. 106
Rent Partyp. 107
There Go the Barrio Womenp. 108
My Mother, The Rain. El Finp. 109
My Father Changing Colorsp. 120
Papi-Azul Sings "Asi son las mujeres"p. 121
Seeing Red: Asi son los hombresp. 123
Confessions of a Non-Native Speakerp. 125


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Puerto Rican
Moves in with her father; talented writer;.



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