Young Adult Books about the Caribbean
Abodaher, David J.
Puerto Rico: Americas 51st State (An Impact Book)
Franklin Watts, 1993.
This book looks at the history of the Caribbeans fourth largest
island and includes discussion on the debate for statehood.
Black, Clinton V.
Pirates of the West Indies
Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Teens can learn more about the real pirates of the Caribbean with this
Barbados (Lets Visit Places and Peoples of the World). Chelsea
House Publishers, 1989.
This guide covers all of Barbados in a language for young readers: history,
people, culture, and topography.
Juan Ponce De Leon (Hispanics of Achievement)
Chelsea House Publishers, 1995.
Ferris, Jean. Song of the Sea (American Dreams). Flare, 1996.
This novel follows Rose as she escapes from a British sea captain and
meets up with Jean LaFitte.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
This classic tale (which was inspired by an island in the British Virgin
Islands) is a fun way to set the mood for a Caribbean vacation for young
Timothy of the Cay
This sequel to the immensely popular The Cay follows Philip and Timothy
after their rescue.
Also see: Books
for Elementary Readers, Picture