Shake It, Morena!

And Other Folklore from Puerto Rico

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand grew up in Puerto Rico, and in Shake It, Morena! she shares her good times with us. The book is a potpourri of songs, riddles, stories and games, all viewed through the experiences of a young girl. We follow her from the time she awakens in the morning and through her school day. We see her friends and family and learn about her customs and language—all while singing and playing!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV030040, JUV015010, JUV051000
Dewey 398'.097295
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58336
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Pronunciation guide and Reviewed

Illustrator: Lulu Delacre



“A fine multicultural title for classrooms, this is also recommended for settings where children sing, play, and have fun.”

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“Here the reader learns games, songs, stories, and other folklore from Puerto Rico. The book takes its readers through a series of activities from sunrise to sunset. The author includes a diversity of curriculum related activities so a teacher can use the book as a teaching tool. Bilingual text helps readers learn Spanish too. The illustrator includes her own game in the book. In her bright, cheery paintings she has hidden lizards for the readers to find. Children and adults will enjoy participating in the Puerto Rican folklore shared in this delightful book.”
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