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

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Roaring Brook Press
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10.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Karina Nicole González spent her childhood between New Jersey and Puerto Rico. She is an educator and speech-language pathologist for NYC public schools, where Karina uses story-telling as a tool for language development with her elementary school students. Karina lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of The Coquies Still Sing.

Krystal Quiles has been drawing in her room since she could hold a pencil. She studied illustration and fine arts at Pratt Institute, and holds a BFA in Communication Design. Originally from the Bronx, Krystal works as a Freelance Illustrator in Brooklyn, where she creates pieces that are lively, fun and dimensional while embracing what it is to be a girl. She is the illustrator of The Coquies Still Sing.

"What a story of resilience and community! The Coquies Still Sing gives the reader the opportunity to recognize the things that we can do together to rebuild our lives and take care of our beloved communities. This book is more than beautiful." - Yuyi Morales, Caldecott Honoree and New York Times bestselling creator of Dreamers

"González's melodic text sings, like Elena's beloved coquíes, while Quiles' gouache and acrylic artwork pops with vibrant hues and textures. . . A heartfelt reminder that even in the most difficult times, dreaming of a better tomorrow strengthens family and community." - Kirkus, starred review

"One family's resilience amid disaster is the soaring note in this full-throated tribute to Puerto Rico's survival following Hurricane María. . . Quiles communicates abundance, joy, and loss through expressive brushwork: the jewel-toned gouache and acrylics, finished digitally, produce detailed, almost-pluckable mangoes, while rough strokes depict the coming-apart of the fabric of daily life." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A hopeful yellow permeates Quiles's textured gouache and acrylic...illustrations, visible in the flesh of a mango, candlelight during the storm, glowing seeds of "gold," and finally the returning coquíes. González's sensory text captures Elena's complex feelings, the lingering damage in the aftermath of the hurricane, and the ways she finds optimism and strength in her community and nature." - Horn Book Magazine