Little New-Yorkers: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning all about amazing women through the ages! This week be there for a reading of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar. When Pura moved from San Juan, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1921, she brought her favorite cuentos folklóricos (folktales) with her. She soon became a bilingual librarian at the New York Public Library and began to share stories of Pérez y Martina, a brave mouse and a lovely cockroach. Pura turned these tales into puppet shows and then into books, and was able to share Puerto Rico’s stories wherever she went. After the read-aloud, make your own Pérez and Martina puppets!