Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Follow la vida y legado of Pura Belpr, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. When she came to America in 1921, Pura carried the cuentos folklricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular stories into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have g Follow la vida y legado of Pura Belpr, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. When she came to Ame...

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Title:Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Author:Anika Aldamuy Denise
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Oct 24, 2018
    Very good. Very beautifully illustrated. But a bit text heavy if I'm being honest. ...
  • Linda
    Feb 11, 2019
    Terrific pb bio of a storyteller, librarian, and puppeteer who brought Puerto Rican stories to the U.S. Lovely illustrations (and those endpapers!) and storytelling with a movement and cadence that brings Pura Belpre to life. ...
  • Beth
    Mar 22, 2019
    Warm, evocative photos and a well-told text of Belpre's life make this a picture book to delight youngsters, caregivers, and library staff alike! Great for a longer read-to story (older preschool through first or second grade) or a read-alone for second graders. ...
  • Jamie
    Feb 13, 2019
    (3.5) I loved learning about Pura Belpr and her passion for sharing Puerto Rican stories with her community, and while the illustrations were lovely, they seemed a little flat to me on the page. ...
  • Lesa
    Feb 18, 2019
    Once in a while, I come across a children's picture book that needs to be shared. This time, my friend, Donna, shared a copy of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpr. Author Anika Aldamuy Denise's flowing language goes hand-in-hand with the beautiful illu...
  • Hannahlily
    Jan 26, 2019
    The art is phenomenal. Wish the text weren't quite so vague. ...
  • Chance Lee
    Oct 18, 2018
    A wonderful story about a woman important to libraries, children's literature, and the art of storytelling. And my god the illustrations are electrifyingly good. ...
  • Laura Harrison
    Jan 18, 2019
    The last few years have produced the most remarkable and exquisite children's literature biographies. Planting Stories is probably my favorite. Above all of the titles I have purchased and reviewed through the years. I haven't been this excited about a picture book since Dreamers by Yu...
  • Vicki
    Apr 17, 2019
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! ...
  • Julie
    Apr 17, 2019
    This is a truly delightful book celebrating the first Puerto Rican librarian who sowed "story seeds" in New York Public Library. Indeed, Pura Belpr authored and created a collection of Latinx storybooks for the Library, the first of their kind in America. I loved the language and the...
  • Katie Lawrence
    Feb 05, 2019
    This was just wonderful! A perfect book to read at the beginning of a Belpr unit but also a wonderful biography about using your strengths, storytelling, culture and language to make a difference in your community. I loved the illustrations and learning about Pura Belpr. Made me pr...
  • Jennifer Strong
    Feb 28, 2019
    This makes me want to be a librarian so bad! ...
  • Jillian Heise
    Jan 30, 2019
    A beautiful book with a beautiful story from about the life of Pura Belpre. ...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Mar 18, 2019
    After hearing Anika Aldamuy Denise speak about one of her heroes, Pura Belpr, at the Bank Street Latinx Mini-Conference last week, I knew I had to read her book. And what better place to do that than the place where Pura Belpr had such an immense impact - the NYPL. Pura Belpr ...
  • J.D. Spero
    Jan 15, 2019
    By keeping alive the stories of her homeland, Pura Belpre touched the lives of so many. Well researched and from the heart, Denise plants seeds of her own with this inspiring story of an immigrant's gift to America's canon of multicultural storytelling. Escobar?s illustrations are el...
  • Jenny
    Jan 30, 2019
    This is the kind of picture book biography that belongs on any librarian?s shelves, not only because the illustrations (and endpapers!) are absolutely gorgeous, but because the story of Pura Belpre?s lasting impact on children?s librarianship and the Latinx community is both a wo...
  • Margie
    Jan 16, 2019
    More times than readers can count, they find answers in books to questions they haven't yet asked. Several years ago, in attendance at a storytelling class, it was suggested to begin and close a storytelling event with a candle or lamp. When the lamp is lit, the magic of storytelling...
  • Tj Shay
    Jan 27, 2019
    Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre is the rare biography-ish book that is so extremely interesting and packs enough facts intermixed with ideas that expand your thoughts about the person. Thinking of the amazing Pura as planting stories for future gener...
  • Amy Layton
    Feb 05, 2019
    This book was recommended to me by a fellow librarian, and given that it was just published, our academic library didn't yet have it. And, considering our academic library serves a large community of library science students, I figured that we could get away with purchasing more reso...
  • KC
    Feb 14, 2019
    The fantastic story behind the wonderful and talented Puerto Rican native storyteller and librarian, Pura Belpr ...
  • Aliza Werner
    Jan 21, 2019
    Lush illustrations bring the warmth of Puerto Rico to the pages of this story of Pura Belpr, the first NYPL librarian from PR. The author and illustrator are both Latina #OwnVoices. One feature I loved most was all of the Spanish words sprinkled throughout the text. Using context clu...
  • Adriana
    Jan 23, 2019
    gorgeous illustrations beautiful story ...
  • Elizabeth
    Apr 17, 2019
    This is genuinely everything I wanted from a picture book about Pura Belpre. The illustrations are breathtaking, the story is engaging, and it's a really great introduction to the life of an incredible woman, as well as an incredible introduction to the magical world of libraries and s...
  • Lisa Mcbroom
    Jan 17, 2019
    Story of Pura Belpre who came from Puerto Rico to New York City and starts out at New York Public Library. Hence there she realizes there are no Puerto Rican stories so she becomes one of the top storytellers. Illustrations are colorful and bright! ...
  • Catherine
    Apr 07, 2019
    I didn't know there were biographies about librarians, much less (or specifically) the first Puerto Rican librarian! This book meant a lot to me. ...
  • Karina
    Jan 29, 2019
    Rating: 5 Stars: ????? Planting Stories is a beautiful & heartwarming picture book that follows Pura Belpr when she moves from Puerto Rico to New York & continues to spread her love of stories! ?? Not only is the art detailed and magnificent, but it also br...
  • Castle Spooktacular
    Feb 20, 2019
    LOVED IT! I am such a sucker for stories about people who have paved the way for literacy, learning, and librarianship. This was a great account of a woman who helped diversify children's literature by publishing stories, curating puppetshows, and planting seeds of change during the 19...
  • Rachel
    Apr 25, 2019
    This picture book biography of Pura Belpr gave me a lot of feelings. I'd never heard of Belpr ?the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City ? until discovering this book, and I was living for her story. In 1921, Belpr leaves San Juan to attend her sister's wedding in...
  • Alyssa Gudenburr
    Apr 29, 2019
    A great picture book about the librarian Pura Belpre! There are several Spanish words sprinkled into the story. I really enjoyed reading this book and it would make a great read aloud for elementary children. ...
  • Abigail
    Jan 20, 2019
    Author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrator Paola Escobar explore the life of celebrated storyteller, librarian and author Pura Belpr in this lovely new picture-book biography. The first Puerto Rican to work at the New York Public Library, Belpr hosted storytelling sessions in whic...