Growing Reader



Read Globally: 6 Kids’ Books Inspired by the Dominican Republic

by Devon A. Corneal

The Dominican Republic is a fascinating country, and the stories that have come from authors dedicated to telling stories of its people and legends are equally compelling. Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, the Dominican Republic is a place of immense history and a people who have survived colonization and dictatorships to share its great musicians, artists, and athletes with the wider world. But it may be in the more intimate stories of individual lives that this extraordinary country finds its way into our hearts.

We’ve collected a few picture books and middle grade reads that we think capture just a small piece of the beauty of the Dominican Republic.