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Judith Ortiz Cofer Research Paper

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In 1952 Judith Ortiz Cofer was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, a small municipality with the population around 16,000. At the age of four she and her family moved to Paterson, New Jersey. She went on to spend most of her childhood commuting back and forth between Puerto Rico and Paterson, receiving education in both places. These moves were made due to her father, J.M. Ortiz Cofer and his work in the Brooklyn Navy yard. Coming to America was hard on her family as it was a new place with many new things to get accustomed to. After living in Paterson for some time, the family moved to Augusta, Georgia where she would attend high school and pursue her writing work.
She gained her niche for writing as her family was made up of writers and listening
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