What happens when a terrible storm threatens to destroy an island? Can one little girl, Marisol, manage to swim the ocean and save her beloved Puerto Rico? Monster María is a bilingual picture book that tells Marisol’s story—a book about love, family, community, and resilience. Plea
Sonia Manzano, the celebrated actress and writer who played “Maria” on Sesame Street, says of the book: “It celebrates the magical optimism in all of us.”
Written by Pamela L. Laskin and Lyn Di Iorio. Translated by Monster Maria: A Children’s Book Reading & Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Paulino and Lyn Di Iorio. Art by Wildriana Paulino.
All profits from the sale of the book will benefit Centros Sor Isolina Ferré Canóvanas Center