Seal of the Dominican Republic

“For
what has a great undeniable poet been
but a crystal-clear pool
where a people discover their perfect
likeness?
What has he been
but a deep garden
where all men recognize themselves
through language?
And what
but the chord of a boundless guitar
where the fingers of the people play
their simple, their own, their strong and
true, innumerable song?”

~Pedro Mir

Poet Laureate of Dominican Republic

Website Resources

Check out the books on display in the Jr. High Library:

Before We Were Free
Antes de Ser Libre

Jr High Library Country Profile page: Dominican Republic

https://opajrhighlibrary.weebly.com/dominican-republic.html

CIA World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/dr.html


Music of the Dominican Republic


Utah Online Library


Did You Know?

  • The Dominican Republic has the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean.
  • In 1586, the British pirate Sir Francis Drake briefly occupied the city of Santo Domingo before collecting a ransom in exchange for its return to Spanish rule.
  • In the Dominican Republic, wrinkling one’s nose indicates one does not understand.
  • Habichuelas con dulce, a dessert similar to rice pudding but made with red beans, is popular at Easter.

“Dominican Republic.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?cid=44&cn=Dominican_Republic. Accessed 11 September 2019.

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