Parrots over Puerto Rico
Author: Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
Illustrator: Susan L. Roth
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.
Publisher: Lee & Low Books (Puerto Rico)
National Library Board (Singapore) Call Number: English J 598.7 ROT