Written by Karina Nicole Gonzalez
Illustrated by Krystal Quiles
Published by Roaring Brook Press
Co-quí, co-quí! The coquí frogs sing to Elena from her family’s beloved mango tree—their calls so familiar that they might as well be singing, “You are home, you are safe.” But home is suddenly not safe when a hurricane threatens to destroy everything that Elena knows.
As time passes, Elena, alongside her community, begins to rebuild their home, planting seeds of hope along the way. When the sounds of the coquíes gradually return, they reflect the resilience and strength of Elena, her family, and her fellow Puerto Ricans.
Look for the Spanish version, Los Coquíes Aún Cantan.
Primary ISBN: 9781250787187
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 4 or older
Community Represented: Puerto Rican
Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Family Relationship: Parents, Multilingual Character, Natural Disaster/Climate Change, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas, Welcoming by Community
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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