Anika Aldamuy Denise
15 Jan 2019
Connectedness | Power of Words
RECIPIENT OF THEÔ_PURA BELPRê_Ô_HONORÔ_
* AÔ_Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019Ô_* Indie Next List Pick *Ô_Junior Library Guild Selection *Ô_
_ã–An appealing tribute and successful remedy to the lack of titles about the groundbreaking librarian...a must-have for all libraries._ã _ã”School Library Journal (starred review)
An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City_ã_s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.
When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belprê©Ô_carried the cuentos folklê_ricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popularÔ_retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children andÔ_storytellers continue to share herÔ_tales and celebrate Pura_ã_s legacy.
Brought to colorful life by Paola Escobar_ã_s elegant and exuberant illustrations and Anika Aldamuy Denise_ã_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,Ô_Sembrando historias: Pura Belprê©: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos,Ô_is also available.
_ã–Anika Aldamuy Denise_ã_s intimate telling captures the magical, folk-tale feeling of Belprê©_ã_s own stories. Her lyrical text, sprinkled like fairy dust with Spanish words, begs to be read aloud, while Paola Escobar_ã_s stylishly detailed and warmly expressive illustrations capture the joy of sharing stories._ã _ã”New York Times Book Review
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