El Junque Tropical Forest – Bringing Puerto Rico (and Tranquility) to a Holyoke Middle School

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In Holyoke, Massachusetts, a middle school classroom doubles as a replica of a rainforest – the kind you’d find in Puerto Rico. Island expats have been coming to Holyoke for decades. And for the youngest newcomers, this classroom is the closest they can get their ancestral home. New England Public Radio’s Karen Brown reports.



[This story also aired on NPR's Latino USA, April 25, 2014. To listen, click  here]

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