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The Coquí and the Iguana
Named as one of the Best Books of the Year 2013 by The Latina Book Club.
A story about a young girl's adventure while on a family vacation in Puerto Rico. The book takes place in La Parguera, a bioluminescent bay. During a nighttime family excursion, she and her native cousin are taken to La Parguera where her cousin tells her a story about a native frog, the coquí­ and an iguana.
Written by Alidas Vicente
Illustrated by Nancy Cote
48 pages



   
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Goodbye, Jake
The story of a family coping with the loss of one of their beloved pets, Jake a red and black greyhound. The story centers on Cole, an inquisitive, sensitive young boy. Jake’s passing is Cole’s first experience with death. With the help of his grandmother and a local archeologist studying ancient Native American artifacts, Cole learns how people, past and present preserve memories and celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones.
Written by Bam Schildkraut
Illustrated by Whitney Martin
48 pages
 

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Tuesday...A Lucky Day for Luis
A story about Luis, his empathy with an abandoned dog he names, Tuesday, and his strong desire to provide a place for this homeless dog. With his father serving in the Army overseas, he creates an exciting scenario to convince his mother that Tuesday can guard them at home. Even though his plans with his classmate, Alex, go awry, Luis is convinced the best homeless dog in the entire world has just saved his family.
Written by Joanne A. Reisberg
Illustrated by Nancy Cote
44 pages