Creative Clubhouse Stories is excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! oin NYCCT’s Associate Director of Education Andrea for a read aloud of the book De Aquí Como el Coquí and learn a new song!
About the Book
Miguel’s pet frog, Coquí, is always with him: as he greets his neighbors in San Juan, buys quesitos from the panadería, and listens to his abuelo’s story about meeting baseball legend Roberto Clemente. Then Miguel learns that he and his parents are moving to the U.S. mainland, which means leaving his beloved grandparents, home in Puerto Rico, and even Coquí behind. Life in New York City is overwhelming, with unfamiliar buildings, foods, and people. But when he and Mamá go exploring, they find a few familiar sights that remind them of home, and Miguel realizes there might be a way to keep a little bit of Puerto Rico with him–including the love he has for Coquí–wherever he goes.
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About Andrea Palma
Andrea Palma is a New York City native, born and raised in Queens. She pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and her Masters in Voice from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, at Roosevelt University. Ms. Palma is a versatile singer with a passion for arts education and has spent several years as a teaching artist, teaching in Chicago and New York City. Ms. Palma has led several workshops for educators on how to write music without using traditional music notation in hopes to expand music writing in classrooms, and recently led a songwriting workshop for teenagers and young adults with Autism through Lincoln Center’s Passport Program. Having gained her love of music and the arts through outreach education programs as a student in New York City, her goal is to share that same love of the arts with students all around the five boroughs.