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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré book cover

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

By: Anika Denise
Illustrated by: Paola Escobar
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction

What happens when you plant a seed? With a bit of care, something grows. The first children’s librarian from Puerto Rico, Pura Belpré (for whom an American Library Association literary award is named) planted seeds of stories throughout New York City where she worked, introducing children to tales from her homeland in Spanish and English. Illustrations bring the time and period to life.

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