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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré



by
Anika Aldamuy Denise
illustrated by
Paola Escobar

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Harper
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9780062748683

Awards and Honors
2020 Orbis Pictus Award Honor
SLJ Best Books - 2019
CPL Best Books - 2019
CSMCL Best Books - 2019
The Nonfiction Detectives Best Nonfiction Books - 2019
Pura Belpré Author Award Honoree - 2020
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JLG Category

City Elementary

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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

20.92

AR

4: points 0.5

Lexile

860L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2019

Book Genres

Nonfic

Topics

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.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly

Praise & Reviews

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