Judith Ortiz Cofer

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.


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If I Could Fly

Judith Ortiz Cofer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fifteen-year-old Doris is used to taking care of herself. Her musician parents have always spent more time singing in nightclubs than watching after her. But...


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The Meaning of Consuelo

Judith Ortiz Cofer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

La nina seria, the serious child. That's how Consuelo's mother has cast her pensive, book-loving daughter, while Consuelo's younger sister Mili, is seen as...


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