Author: Marilisa Jiménez García, College of Arts & Sciences
Book: Side By Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico, and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture
Q: Summarize your book in a sentence:
A: The history of US colonialism in Puerto Rico through youth literature and culture.
Q: What motivated you to pursue this project?
A: Uncovering lost histories and settler colonialism
Q: Explain your publication to a kindergartener:
A: Learn about the history of the US and Puerto Rico through children’s books.
Meet the Author (from Center for Puerto Rican Studies-Centro, CUNY Hunter)
Additional recognition: Appeared on “7 Black & Latina-Authored Books for Young Mothers” from Remezcla