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
Awards & 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
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly
11" x 8 1/2"
Level 4; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
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,