Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Date: July 2020
Duration: 0 hours 15 minutes
This inspiring biography tells the story of New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, a woman who championed bilingual literature.When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura's legacy.Brought to life by Anika Aldamuy Denise's lyrical text, this gorgeous story is perfect for the pioneers in your life.