Friday morning students at the Mariano Riera Palmer Elementary School in Mayagüez had the opportunity to relive the experience of Hurricane María, narrated by Lobito, a pet puppy in the story Maria, Mabel and Lobito, read by the author, Hipolito Quiles, as part of the reading service of the Mayagüez Children’s Library. The story was very well received by students and teachers alike.
The Marathon moved to the MCL that afternoon where Melissa Solorzano read and talked with children about three different versions of The Three’ Little Pigs. Erica González, from Agape Teatro told a traditional Spanish folktale El perro y el gato, using the Japanese Kamishibai method in which she had a set of pictures in a frame that she changed as she told the story. The third reader of the afternoon was Linda Rodríguez, Board member of the MCL, who read her adaptation of Eugenio María de Hostos’ story El Barco de Papel (The Paper Boat). Linda had help from the children in illustrating the story with some of her large collection of dolls and puppets.