Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos
Author: Anika Aldamuy Denise
Illustrator: Paola Escobar
When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklÃ³ricos 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 Puras legacy.
Brought to colorful life with Paola Escobars fresh, exuberant, and elegant illustrations and Anika Aldamuy Denises lyrical text, this portrait of the influential librarian, author, and puppeteer reminds us of the power of storytelling and the extraordinary woman who opened doors and championed bilingual literature.