S: An Island Like You
BC: Thanks, Caryn Morgan Donnyla Powell Anthony Frazier
FC: An Island Like You Judith Ortiz Cofer
1: Caryn Morgan Donnyla Powell Anthony Frazier
2: Rita was a young girl who spent the summer at her grandparents house in Puerto Rico. They lived in a pink house on the beach. | Rita "Bad Influence"
3: The reason Rita went to stay with her grandparents was because her and her mom got into it. They got into it because Rita went to her friends house but she really was sneaking and hanging with some boys. So her mom sent her off to her grandparents house in Puerto Rico. At the end of the story she finally realized things and changed the way she was acting. Her and her mom got back on good terms.
4: Arturo's Flight | Arturo is a young boy that just started high school. He gets picked on for writing poetry because at his school they didn't read a lot. He tried to run away when they first stared picking on him. When he ran away he ran to a church and a man took him in. but at the end he went back home to get his poems and to face his problems.
6: "Beauty Lessons" Sandra
7: Sandra is the one that is not cute. Jennifer is the one that everybody think is cute. Sandra likes a boy name Paco. Sandra has a problem with these three boys that keep telling her she is pretty, when she know she isn't. she has this aunt that lives with her and she always putting on make up just to walk to the store. Sandra wishes she could look like her. At the end her and Paco become a little closer... We will never know what happened between them.
8: "Catch the Moon" (Luis) | Tiburon means "shark, and Luis had gotten the name from watching an old movie about a Puerto Rican gang call the Sharks with his father. Luis thought it was one of the dumbest films that he had ever seen. He liked the name sharks so he made it in Spanish and had it air painted on his t-shirt.
10: "An Hour with Abuelo" (Arturo) | Abuelo and Arturo are the same in so many different ways they both like writing poems and they always are timing each other.
12: "The one who Watches" (Doris)
13: Yolanda just turned 16 years old, six months younger. I was born to follow the leader, thats what my mother says when she sees us together, and its true. Its like the world is a deli full of pricey treats Yolando, and she wants the most expensive ones in fancy boxes, the ones she can't afford.
14: "Matoa's Mirror" (Kenny Matoa) | Kenny is frustrated with his mom cause he thinks she is holding him hostage. But i think his mom is doing the right thing. He looks in the mirror and sees the bad in and then the good him.
16: "Don Jose of La Mancha" (Yolanda) | Yolanda is a girl we have heard of from the past story about shop lifting, he mom made her change her ways and stuff. So now she stays at home more. Well one day they run into a bum looking country man and all of a sudden her man and the man hooks up, Yolanda doesn't like it but she gets over it.
19: "Abuela Invents the zero" (Connie) | Connie is use to going out with her friends all the time. Her grandma comes into to town and her father makes her take her grandma to church. Connie is scared she is gone run into her friends and she is gone get picked on. Later on she gets over it all.
20: "A Job for Valentin" (Teresa/Terry) | Terry starts working at this store near the pool. She knows this boy name Bob that works there and her manage wants her to keep a eye on him cause he don't do his job as a lifeguard half the time. But later on in the story a boy that is mental comes alone to work with her and she helps him cell these animal things. Bob ends up leaving the pool to go flirt and a kid drowns and Terry and the mental boy saves him.
22: "Home to El Building" (Anita)
23: Anita is a girl who runs away from home cause she is tired of her mom and dad always fussing. She goes to this place that is hiring to get a job. SHe gets the job and starts dating a boy name Frank. She ends up trying to move in with him. Then one day she goes to her friends job and they talk and she gave her some advice about him. WHen she got back to the store she saw Frank flirting with another girl and she walks away.
24: "White Balloons" (Doris) | There are these too men, they are gay. One of them has a disease. They are trying to do something that he wants to do before he dies. So there is a play that he wants to do with children. But parents are against it. Near the end the man dies but all the kids do something to remember him.