Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

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RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPR HONOR

* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * 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 Belpr carried the cuentos folkl ricos 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 Belpr bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos, is also available.

"Anika Aldamuy Denise's intimate telling captures the magical, folk-tale feeling of Belpr '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



Author: Anika Aldamuy Denise
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 01/15/2019
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 11.20h x 8.70w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780062748683
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 198342 / Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre

Award: Pura Belpre Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 01/29/2019
Publishers Weekly 10/15/2018
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2018
Booklist 11/15/2018 pg. 43
School Library Journal 12/01/2018 pg. 88
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2019 pg. 112
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average