Call Me Maria Setting

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a tropical territory island nation of the United States between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is the homeland of Maria, Mami, and Abuela. It is the country from which Papi’s parents originate, and is the country to which Papi moves when his parents decide to return. It is where Papi meets, falls in love with, and marries Mami. It is where Maria is born and raised through the age of 14. While Maria loves Puerto Rico, her American-born father does not. He is not welcome or accepted because he was born in America. As a result, he suffers from depression and decides to move to New York. Maria accompanies him.

The Barrio

The Barrio is an area of the Bronx in New York where many different ethnicities of immigrants have come to settle in America. The Barrio is described as cold...

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