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Pura Belpre Youth Illustration Honor Book 2023

“González’s melodic text sings, like Elena’s beloved coquíes, while Quiles’ gouache and acrylic artwork pops with vibrant hues and textures. . . A heartfelt reminder that even in the most difficult times, dreaming of a better tomorrow strengthens family and community.”
-<em>Kirkus</em>, <strong>Starred Review</strong>

Los Coquies Aun Cantan

Written by Karina Nicole Gonzalez and Amparo Ortiz (Translator)
Illustrated by Krystal Quiles
Published by Roaring Brook Press

Co-quí, co-quí! Los coquíes le cantan a Elena desde el amado árbol de mango de su familia–sus llamadas son tan conocidas que es como si estuvieran cantando, “Estás en casa, estás a salvo.” Pero de repente, su hogar no es tan seguro cuando un huracán atenta con destruir todo lo que Elena conoce.

Con el paso del tiempo, Elena, junto a su comunidad, comienza a reconstruir su hogar, sembrando semillas de esperanza en el camino. Cuando los sonidos de los coquíes regresan gradualmente, reflejan la resiliencia y fuerza de Elena, su familia, y sus compatriotas puertorriqueños.

Look for the English version, The Coquíes Still Sing.

Primary ISBN: 9781250788580
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 4 or older

Community Represented:

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Setting: Puerto Rico

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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ENGAGEMENT MATERIALS

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