Cover image for Dominican Republic / by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers and Lura Rogers Seavey.
Dominican Republic / by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers and Lura Rogers Seavey.
[Updated edition]
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Welcome to Quisqueya -- Mountains in the sea -- Natural neighbors -- A journey through time -- Democracy in action -- The Dominican economy -- Meet the Dominicans -- Spiritual traditions -- Color and sound -- Everyday life.
"This book details the history, culture, geography and government of the Dominican Republic"-- Provided by publisher.
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972.93 ROG Book Junior Collection
972.93 ROG Book Junior Collection

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The Dominican Republic is an island nation that occupies two-thirds of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Caribbean Basin. Readers will explore this beautiful country, from its sandy coast to its mountainous interior, and get a peek at its unique wildlife. They will also learn about the Dominican Republics history, see how its government operates, and explore the core components of the local culture. Features include maps and photos; sidebars that highlight individuals, places and events; fun facts and statistics; a timeline; economic information; flags and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Welcome to Quisqueya
The Dominican Republic is located on an island that the native people called Quisqueyap. 6
Chapter 2 Mountains in the Sea
Mountains rise above beaches in this nation in the Caribbean Seap. 12
Chapter 3 Natural Neighbors
The nation is home to diverse habitats, including rain forests, deserts, and coral reefsp. 26
Chapter 4 A Journey Through Time
The Dominican Republic is the site of the oldest permanent European settlement in the Americasp. 36
Chapter 5 Democracy in Action
Dominicans are actively involved in their governmentp. 58
Chapter 6 The Dominican Economy
Sugarcane, gold, and tourists are all important to the nation's diverse economyp. 68
Chapter 7 Meet the Dominicans
Regardless of their background, almost all Dominicans speak Spanishp. 78
Chapter 8 Spiritual Traditions
Although most Dominicans are Catholic, many also practice traditional folk religionsp. 90
Chapter 9 Color and Sound
Dominican merengue music is famous the world overp. 102
Chapter 10 Everyday Life
The Dominican Republic is a young nation, full of energy and promisep. 116
Timelinep. 128
Fast Factsp. 130
To Find Out Morep. 134
Indexp. 136