About Janet Balletta

Janet Balletta is a mother, bilingual K-2 teacher, and promoter of multicultural books with good values. She is a native New Yorker of Colombian and Puerto Rican descent. Janet has advanced degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership. She is a member of the Florida Writers Association, Saint Lucie County Reading Council, and Latino Literacy Now.  Janet is the author of the Mariposa Award-winning book, “The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid” translated into Spanish as “La Leyenda de la Sirena Colombiana.” She lives in Florida with her husband and hopes her books will inspire children to develop an appreciation for multicultural literature. Her books are available on Amazon, Kindle, and Nook. 

Janet Balletta’s Books

The Legend of Roberto Cofresi’ – A Puerto Rican Hero

The Legend of Roberto Cofresí dates back to the 1800s and started in the town of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Numerous myths and legendary stories have been written about him and his transformation from a life of merchant sailor to corsair. He was one of the bravest and most compassionate corsairs of his time. Cofresí… [Read More]

La Leyenda de la Sirena Colombiana

La historia de la Leyenda de la Sirena Colombiana se basa en la leyenda de La Sirena De Hurtado, en Valledupar, Colombia. Se remonta a 1917 y narra la historia de una joven niña que desafió a sus padres y se fue a nadar en el río el Viernes Santo. Según la leyenda, la niña… [Read More]

The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid

The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid is based on the legend of La Sirena De Hurtado, in Valledupar, Colombia. It dates back to 1917 and tells the story of a young girl who defied her parents and went swimming in the river on Good Friday. According to the legend the girl turned into a mermaid… [Read More]

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