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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth

Winner of the 2014 ALA Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

A picture book telling the intertwined histories of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, culminating with current efforts to save the parrots from extinction.

Puerto Rican parrots, once abundant, came perilously close to extinction in the 1960s due to centuries of foreign exploration and occupation, development, and habitat destruction. In this compelling book, Roth and Trumbore recount the efforts of the scientists of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program to save the parrots and ensure their future. Woven into the parrots' story is a brief history of Puerto Rico itself, from before the first human settlers to the present day.

Parrots Over Puerto Rico
written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth

  • Publication Date: September 15, 2013
  • Genres: Environment, Nonfiction, Picture
  • : pages
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books
  • ISBN-10: 1620140047
  • ISBN-13: 9781620140048