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Culturally, Puerto Rican writers and publishers have used children's literature to portray the state of the political and cultural relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. During colonial times, “children’s books were among the first kinds of literature produced by U.S. writers introducing the American public to the new colony” (Garcia). 

Similarly, Puerto Rican authors and publishers used children's literature and media as a tool to cope with U.S. assimilation while upholding a “strong Latin American/Caribbean national stance” (Garcia).  The 1990s  saw a resurgence of Puerto Rican writers and publishers creating more children's work, with writers such as Georgina Lazaro at the forefront of this movement. Lazaro understood its power an necessity as a tool for educating both a youthful and more mature population of prominent socio-economic, and political issues. 

Georgina Lazaro’s El Flamboyan Amarillo (1996)
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Georgina Lazaro’s El Flamboyan Amarillo (1996)