Written by Anna Orenstein-Cardona
Illustrated by Juan Manuel Moreno
Published by 1517 Media
On the tropical island of Puerto Rico, there was an ancient banyan tree. His enormous twisted trunk rose up beside the San Juan Gate. Long roots hung from his wide-spreading branches and his emerald, leafy crown greeted all who passed by. This beloved tree stood on the shore of the island for over a hundred years—until the fateful time when the biggest hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history slammed into the island, devastating communities and uprooting that very tree.This lushly illustrated and evocatively written picture book tells the story of the majestic jagüey blanco, one of the most beloved trees in the city of Old San Juan.
Primary ISBN: 9781506484099
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 4 and older
Community Represented: Puerto Rican
Setting: Puerto Rico (Old San Juan)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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