Judith Ortiz Cofer

Judith Ortiz Cofer was an American author who passed away in 2016. Throughout her career, she wrote poetry, short stories, an autobiography, essays, and fiction for young adults. She is best known for A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood. 

Quinceañera

by Judith Ortiz Cofer

‘Quinceañera’ appears in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood (1991). This coming-of-age poem is about a speaker’s physical and mental changes.

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