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Young Adult Books about the Caribbean

Abodaher, David J.
Puerto Rico: America’s 51st State (An Impact Book)
Franklin Watts, 1993.
This book looks at the history of the Caribbean’s 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 volume.

Broberg, Merle
Barbados (Let’s 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.

Dolan, Sean
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
Treasure Island
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 readers.

Taylor, Theodore
Timothy of the Cay
Flare, 1994.
This sequel to the immensely popular The Cay follows Philip and Timothy after their rescue.

Also see: Books for Elementary Readers, Picture Books


 


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