Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpé, author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrator Paola Escobar
This delightful picture book biography of Pura Belpré highlights the groundbreaking work she did to share Puerto Rican stories with kids in New York and beyond. The magic she created with her words is evident in the illustrations; Paola Escobar transforms Anika Aldamuy Denise’s extended metaphor of seeds and growth into flowers that dance across the pages. Spanish words are sprinkled throughout the text. An author’s note and backmatter encourage further learning about Pura Belpré and the stories she shared. Available in Spanish as Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos. I highly recommend this title for one-on-one sharing and for reading aloud with groups of kindergarteners and up.
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- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (January 15, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062748688
- ISBN-13: 978-0062748683
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
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