The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding

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A powerful story about home, community, and hope, inspired by the rebuilding of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017, written by debut author Karina González and illustrated by Krystal Quiles.

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 her 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.


Product Details:
ISBN/EAN: 1250787181 / 9781250787187
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press 
Publish Date: August 23, 2022
Pages: 40
Target Age: 4-8