Shake It, Morena!
And Other Folklore from Puerto Rico
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!
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||58336|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Pronunciation guide and Reviewed|
“A fine multicultural title for classrooms, this is also recommended for settings where children sing, play, and have fun.” —Booklist
Library Media Connection
“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.” —Library Media Connection