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Planting stories: the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpre?

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Publisher:
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Pub. Date:
[2019]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description

*Indie Next List Pick*

*Junior Library Guild Selection*

"An appealing tribute and successful remedy to the lack of titles about the groundbreaking librarian...a must-have for all libraries." --School Library Journal (starred review)

An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.

When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura's legacy.

Brought to colorful life by Paola Escobar's elegant and exuberant illustrations and Anika Aldamuy Denise's lyrical text, this gorgeous book is perfect for the pioneers in your life.

Informative backmatter and suggested further reading included.

A Spanish-language edition, Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos, is also available.

"Anika Aldamuy Denise's intimate telling captures the magical, folk-tale feeling of Belpré's own stories. Her lyrical text, sprinkled like fairy dust with Spanish words, begs to be read aloud, while Paola Escobar's stylishly detailed and warmly expressive illustrations capture the joy of sharing stories." -New York Times Book Review

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ISBN:
9780062748683
Reading Level:
LG
Level 4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
860L
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subject_facet Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Belpre?, Pura -- Juvenile literature
Biographies
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
New York Public Library -- Employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Puerto Rican women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women authors, Puerto Rican -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women librarians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Planting stories : the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpre?
title_full Planting stories : the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpre? / words by Anika Aldamuy Denise ; illustrations by Paola Escobar
title_short Planting stories :
title_sub the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpre?
topic_facet Authors, American
Belpre?, Pura
Employees
Puerto Rican women
Women authors, Puerto Rican
Women librarians