Caribbean History & Culture

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Grade Level: 1-5. This set offers compelling narratives that illustrate the vibrant, distinct and dynamic cultures of the Caribbean. While one story conveys the efforts of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program, another recounts the journey of the Martinez brothers from the Dominican Republic to the major leagues, providing students with a great breadth of global exposure. Books include:

  • The Shark and the Parrotfish and Other Caribbean Fables by Mario Picayo
  • Kiki Koki: La Leyenda Encantada Del Coqui by Ed Rodriguez
  • Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares
  • Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth
  • Rata-Pata-Scata-Fata: A Caribbean Story by Phillis Gershator
  • Look! A Moko Jumbie by Opal Palmer Adisa
  • Clemente! by Willie Perdomo

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