The Ultimate List of the Children’s Books about Puerto Rico
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Children’s Books About Puerto Rico
A New Kind of Wild, by Zara Gonzalez Hoang
Coqui in the City, by Nomar Perez
Parrots Over Puerto Rico, by Cindy Trumbore and Susan Roth
Across the Bay, by Carlos Aponte.
A children’s book about San Juan, Puerto Rico, with beautiful illustrations of the city.
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The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth From Puerto Rico, by Nina Jaffe and illustrated by Enrique Sanchez.
The Taino were the native people on Borriqua prior to the Spanish colonization. Today, more than half of Puerto Rican residents are Taino in ancestry.
Juan Bobo Goes To Work, by Marisa Montes and illustrated by Joe Cepeda.
Juan Bobo is a famous Puerto Rican character, similar to Amelia Bedelia.
Mis Abuelos y Yo/My Grandparents And I, by Samuel Caraballo
This children’s book set in Puerto Rico is in English and in Spanish, about spending time with grandparents.
Sofi and the magic, musical mural, by Raquel M. Ortiz and Maria Dominguez
Travel to Puerto Rico through Children’s Books
El ABC de la Comida Puertorriqueña: The ABC’s of Puerto Rican Food, by Lizmer Montalvo Juliá and Lucy Ann Montalvo.
This book is in English and in Spanish, discussing Puerto Rican food. Que rico!
VÁMONOS: San Juan, by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illustrated by Ana Godinez
Head to San Juan with this children’s book about Puerto Rico and its capital city. A great board book about Puerto Rico for preschool and toddlers.
Puerto Rico Vocabulary to Highlight:
US Citizens since 1917
Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950
no Senators/voting House members in US Congress
San Juan Bautista -> San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ciudad de Puerto Rico -> estado de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico = Rich Port
Puerto Rico Geography:
Greater Antilles archipelago
Children’s Books about Puerto Rico and all 50 states. Which state will you read about next!