María María: A Story of a Storm

Kamila is a 9-year-old girl living with her parents in a little blue house in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.  Their life is simple and easy.  Both of her parents work and she attends school nearby.  The family is very close, especially given that Kamila’s abuela, whom she loves dearly, lives just blocks away.  Life goes along at a beautiful pace, as it does on the island, until a family matter in Connecticut requires Kamila’s mom, Stefany,  to travel there to spend a few weeks helping her sister recover from surgery.  Though Stefany’s absence is an upset to regular life for the family, the situation is further intensified by the impending arrival of Hurricane Maria, the storm that decimated many islands in the Caribbean.  Learn how this family prepares for the coming of the storm and deals with its aftermath.  Through these experiences, some of which are tremendous losses, Kamila gains knowledge of what it means to be boricua (Puerto Rican), both as a daughter of the island and in spirit.

 

This version of María María tells the same great story in English.  Also available on Amazon and here as digital flipbook with audio.

 

Proceeds from the sales of this book are donated Techos pa' mi gente, a non-profit on Puerto Rico.

 

Please contact me directly for bulk orders (and a discount!) or if ordering with a purchase order.

María María: A Story of a Storm

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    2/27/2021, 11:26:59 PM

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    8/28/2020, 2:14:07 PM

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    8/11/2020, 3:51:43 PM

    La Mochila

    Love this book for my novice learners. The story is compelling - the reader HAS to keep reading because we want to know how the problem is resolved! In addition to engaging topic/action the underlying struggle that a character has in deciding what to do is great for teens to experience. I also love that it features realistic characters that are portrayed with their humanity.

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    Ohio

    8/11/2020, 12:29:18 PM

    Easy to understand

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    8/10/2020, 9:32:28 PM

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