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Monster Maria: A Children’s Book Reading & Fundraiser for Puerto Rico at Word Up

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. Please come hear co-author Pamela L. Laskin and illustrator/co-translator Wildriana Paulino read from Monster MaríaMarisol Y El Huracán Maria.

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