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PLANTING STORIES The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

by | Read by Adriana Sananes

Children Ages 4-6 • 15 mins. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Adriana Sananes genuinely captures the inspiring life of the pioneering boricua librarian Pura Belpré. Belpré traveled to 1920s New York from Puerto Rico, and after a short stint in the garment industry began a professional career devoted to writing and sharing Latinx stories. Sananes delivers the lyrical text, full of Spanish phrases, with soothing confidence fitting Belpré's quiet drive and commitment. The music changes often, underscoring the ups and downs of an immigrant's journey. The reading of the author's notes and a list of Belpré's iconic stories provide listeners important context for Belpré's work and ways to learn more. Listeners will enjoy this well-told story of a groundbreaking woman. E.A.N. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2020

DD ISBN $6.99

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