The Coquíes Still Sing
A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding
Author: Karina Nicole González; illustrated by Krystal Quiles
Pura Belpré Honor Book for Children's Text
Pura Belpré Honor Book for Children's Illustration
Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of 2022
Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee's Best Children's Books of the Year 2023
New York Public Library 2023 New Vibrant Voices Titles for Kids: New Books from Authors of Color
"This book is more than beautiful." - Yuyi Morales, Caldecott Honoree and New York Times bestselling creator of Dreamers
A powerful story about home, community, and hope, inspired by the rebuilding of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017, created by Pura Belpré honor-winning author Karina González and illustrator 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 their 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.
The Coquies Still Sing is also available in Spanish.
Roaring Brook Press