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El año de nuestra revolución : cuentos y poemas

El año de nuestra revolución : cuentos y poemas

  • Author: Ortiz Cofer, Judith
  • Publisher: Arte Público Press
  • ISBN: 9781558854727
  • eISBN Pdf: 9781558856486
  • Place of publication:  Houston , United States
  • Year of publication: 2006
  • Pages: 128

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Shimmering fragments of poetry, fiction, fable, and essay reflect a kaleidoscopic vision of burgeoning adulthood as seen through the eyes of the young protagonists in El año de nuestra revolución, the Spanish-language edition of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s award-winning collection, The Year of Our Revolution.
Among the memorable heroines to emerge from this landmark collection is María Elenita, aka Mary Ellen. As she embarks upon the journey from innocent adolescence to young womanhood, her imagination moves from thoughts of school and Supergirl to dreams of rock music, rebellion and first love. Donning the uniform of the opposition— tie-dyed t-shirts, Indian headbands and noisy jewelry with the aroma of patchouli incense wafting about her, Mary Ellen mounts her season of insurgency during which she awakens to sensuality with her “boy-poet” Gerald and the “soldier-boy” Pito. Ultimately she learns that, even in America, the land of the free, there is always a price to be paid for love.
In a work suitable for mature older teens and young adults, Ortiz Cofer crystallizes what María Elenita’s saddened Mamá calls “the worst year in the history of parents and children . . . the year of our revolution.”
Winner of the 1999 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People and named to The New York Public Library’s 1999 Books for the Teen Age.