In addition to the books below, read Puerto Rican Children’s Literature for Social Justice: A Bibliography for Educators by Marilisa Jimenez and follow #prsyllabus. To provide direct support to people in Puerto Rico, this article in The Nation provides good recommendations: “Puerto Rico Still Needs Our Help. Here’s What You Can Do“.
We also have a list of films and organizations key to teaching and learning about Puerto Rico.
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Feedback on these lists and suggestions for additional titles are welcome. Most of the books on these lists are linked for more information or purchase to Bookshop.org (an indie bookstore platform) or Powells.com, (an independent, union labor bookstore).