If I Could Fly: With Characters from an Island Like You

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Product Details
Price
$25.99  $24.17
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.26 X 8.66 X 0.79 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374335175

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About the Author

Judith Ortiz Cofer is a native of Puerto Rico. She is a poet, essayist, and novelist whose most recent book for young readers is Call Me Maria: A Novel in Letters, Poems, and Prose. She is the Regents and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.

Reviews

"Her [Doris] pain and confusion at her mother's unexpected departure and her bewilderment when her father begins seeing another woman will speak to many teens who have experienced the separation and/or divorce of their own parents." --VOYA

"Suggest this novel to thoughtful students, particularly those with a bit of the dreamer in them." --School Library Journal

"The characters shine, particularly Doris, whose quiet, tart sense of humor adds both warmth and edge to her story." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The musical blend of Spanish and English prose is lush, and an unforced flight motif frames and illuminates this beautiful story." --Booklist

"It's an elegantly written novel about growing up and becoming independent...and Doris is a relatable character who survives a hard year of learning to find her own way. ¡Viva, Doris!" --Horn Book

"A familiar story of mother/daughter relationships delivered lyrically, simply and inspirationally." --Starred, Kirkus Reviews