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Cofer’s most recent young adult book is a novel told in poems, letters, and prose, about the Puerto Rican-American immigrant experience. Maria’s father has taken her to live in a cramped basement apartment in New York, while her mother remains behind in Puerto Rico. School Library Journal said, “Understated but with a brilliant combination of all the right words to convey events, Cofer aptly relates the complexities of Maria’s two homes, her parents’ lives, and the difficulty of her choice between them.”


Published by Scholastic Paperbacks in 2006

Genre: young adult lit

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