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Parrots over Puerto Rico

Parrots over Puerto Rico


Language/s: English

The book about the endangered Puerto Rican parrots juxtaposes the birds’ near-extinction to the history of Puerto Rico going
as far back as 5000 BCE. With Roth’s trademark collages, Roth and Trumbore condense the stories of colonization, the arrival
of Columbus, the ruling of Spain, the US-Spain war (read: USCuba), the establishment of a commonwealth state and ties it neatly to the Iguacas’ (the parrots’) loss of habitat.

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Parrots over Puerto Rico

Publisher: Lee & Low Books (Puerto Rico)

Year: 2013

ISBN: 9781620140048

National Library Board (Singapore) Call Number: English J 598.7 ROT