The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia Gonzalez

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It is the winter of 1929, and cousins Hildamar and Santiago have just moved to enormous, chilly New York from their native Puerto Rico. As Three Kings' Day approaches, Hildamar and Santiago mourn the loss of their sunny home and wonder about their future in their adopted city. But when a storyteller and librarian named Pura Belpré arrives in their classroom, the children begin to understand just what a library can mean to a community. In this fitting tribute to a remarkable woman, Lucía González and Lulu Delacre have captured the truly astounding effect that Belpré had on the city of New York.

About Lucia Gonzalez

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Lulu Delacre is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books, several of which she also wrote or compiled, and a nonfiction novel for teens. She was honored in 1998 as Maryland Woman in the Arts, and was a juror for the 2003 National Book Awards. A native of Puerto Rico, Delacre and her husband live in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Published March 28, 2008 by Lee & Low Books Inc. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Introducing Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library system, this warmhearted Spanish/English bilingual story adopts the perspectives of two children who are inspired by Belpré to enter a library for the very first time.

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