Planting Stories

Planting Stories

The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Book - 2019
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Nonfiction picture book about the life and legacy of Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City.
"From the author of Monster Truck and Starring Carmen comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--
Published: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062748683
Branch Call Number: EB BEL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Escobar, Paola - Illustrator


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A warm introduction to Pura Belpr, the first Puerto Rican librarian in the New York Public Library. Ages 4-8.

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DBRL_JessicaS Nov 27, 2019

Anika Denise brings Pura Belpré's life to life in a beautifully illustrated book. Pura came to the United States to visit New York and be in attendance for her sister's wedding. However, Pura decides to stay. She works in a garment factory and then at the New York Public Library branch in Harlem.... Read More »

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Vero_biblio Feb 22, 2021

The illustration in this book are GORGEOUS! I was glad to learn about this wonderful person, Pura Belpré.

Aug 13, 2020

Puerto Rico

Jul 01, 2019

The illustrations in this book are beautiful and it tells a lovely story about Pura Belpre immigrating to the United States and becoming the first bilingual librarian at the New York Public Library. Will definitely be using this as a Read Aloud book.

IndyPL_NicoleN Jun 07, 2019

This book is beautifully illustrated and tells of Pura Belpré's story of coming to the U.S. and becoming a storyteller in a public library.

May 19, 2019

wk 3 TLK


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