Nearly half of all Puerto Rican children’s homes were damaged by Hurricane María, while 30% feared for their lives or the lives of their loved ones, & around one quarter helped rescue others. It will take time & support for Puerto Rico’s children to fully overcome what they experienced. — Mercy Corps
Children can see themselves reflected in the story, which helps them realize that they are not alone and that they are not the first to go through a difficult experience. When caregivers engage children in a book about coping, emotions, or facing a difficult situation, they are helping them learn new ways to talk about their own feelings. — Childcare Aware America
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after the storm on display
Banner Photo: After the Storm children’s literature exhibition at the Biblioteca General at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, September 2022. Courtesy of Ricia Anne Chansky.