Puerto Rico: Deciding Its Future

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Gr 6 UpStarting with the devastating impact that the arrival of the Spaniards had on the native Taino population, Harlan presents the history of the island. Interspersed throughout the text are boxes that highlight significant people and culturally relevant topics. The changing political relationship between the commonwealth and the U.S. is explored, as is the question of the island's future. The status of Puerto Ricans in this country is also discussed, as are many of the reasons for migration to the mainland. An attractive full-color photograph accompanies each chapter, and an occasional table expands upon a point made in the text. The language is clear and the discussion straightforward; the inserts, although occasionally out of sync with the narrative, provide needed substance and texture. The source notes are organized chapter by chapter and consist of an interesting mixture of press releases, interviews, newspaper articles, and books. The brief list for further reading includes two of Harlan's earlier titles. Dennis Hauptly's Puerto Rico Atheneum, 1991; Jerome J. Aliotta's The Puerto Ricans Chelsea, 1995; and Deborah Kent's Puerto Rico Children's Press, 1992 cover much of the same ground. However, the most satisfying aspect of Harlan's book is the clarity and simplicity with which the statehood-commonweatlth-independence question is presented.Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805043723
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: History and Social Studies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    Puerto Rico...what comes next?

    Inspiration is a good summorizing word for this book by Judith Harlan. Puerto Rican is in my heritage so I can understand the controversy behind this whole debate but, I also recommend this book to anywon interested in current events. It fully explains the actuall problems and ideas for Puerto Ricans future as a country, common wealth, or possibly independence and also adds alot of backround history to Puerto Rico. I never would have thought that this whole subject could spark such interest. This book explains the life of daily Puerto Ricans and their thoughts on the debate. 'I am proud to be a part of Puerto Rico but I do not know the feeling of being a true Puerto Rican.'--a younge boy. The ideas and opinions vary amounge the population of Puerto Rico. I believe this book did an excellent job in clearing up what the people really want. It is only a matter of time befor the decision is final and, I encourage you to learn more about this interesting topic.Lets broaden our knowlege about our island friend. Who knows mabey we will be sewing one more star on our flags! I give this book the thumbs up!

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