Profits on every copy sold to benefit the Campaign to Free Oscar
Planting Flags on Division Street is a 32-page bilingual picture book for children ages 4+. The title alludes to our hopes to share a simple story of a little girl missing her grandfather that spotlights aspects of our culture as it tells the story of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. It is more important than ever to tell stories that highlight the culture, family and struggle that bring us together as Puerto Ricans. The struggle for Puerto Rican freedom is ongoing, we should never forget the struggle or the men and women who have given and continue to give everything for our freedom. BUY YOUR COPY NOW AND SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN.
Author and cultural anthropologist Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz hosted a reading on Thursday March 31st at 6pm of her books “Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural” and “Planting Flags on Division Street” at the South Lorain Branch Library in Lorain, Ohio. The reading was open to the public and over 30 community members celebrated Puerto Rican culture, with a focus on dance, music and history. A book signing event also took place Friday April 1st at 11am at the Westlake Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Westlake, Ohio. Children and adults filled the bookstore singing and dancing to a plena beat as they learned about and celebrated bilingual literacy and Caribbean culture.