Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Illustrator: Paola Escobar
When Pura Belpré came to America in 1921, she carried with her a passion for her homeland’s folktales. She became a New York City librarian renowned for her story hours—and continued to share Puerto Rican folktales across the United States by turning them into books.
Author’s note. Selected bibliography. Further resources. Further reading. Stories by Pura Belpré mentioned in the book. Full-color digital illustrations created in Photoshop.
JLG Release: Mar 2019
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11" x 8 1/2"
Level 4; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 0; Points: 0;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Pura Belpré (1899-1982), New York Public Library employees, Biography, Women librarians, New York City, Twentieth-century American authors, Puerto Rican women, American literature, Puerto Rico, Immigrants, Folklore, Storytelling, Spanish language materials,