Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown & John Parra

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Ana loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all. One morning, Ana wakes up to the clip-clop of hooves, and there before her, is the most wonderful sight: a traveling library resting on the backs of two burros‑all the books a little girl could dream of, with enough stories to encourage her to create one of her own.
 
Inspired by the heroic efforts of real-life librarian Luis Soriano, award-winning picture book creators Monica Brown and John Parra introduce readers to the mobile library that journeys over mountains and through valleys to bring literacy and culture to rural Colombia, and to the children who wait for the BiblioBurro.
 
A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book was donated to Luis Soriano's BiblioBurro program.
 

About Monica Brown & John Parra

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MONICA BROWN's Peruvian-American heritage has inspired in her a desire to share Latino/a stories with children. Her books have garnered starred reviews, The Américas Award, and a Pura Belpré Honor. In addition, she received the prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship on Chicano Cultural Literacy from the Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California. Monica is currently Professor of English at Northern Arizona University in U.S. Latino and Multicultural Literature. JOHN PARRA is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter whose work is avidly collected. John's books have received starred reviews and have appeared on the Texas 2x2 Reading List. He has received the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for illustration, the 2006 International Latino Book Award for Best Children's Book Interior Illustrations, and the 2010 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award for Gracias/Thanks, written by Pat Mora.
 
Published April 24, 2013 by Tricycle Press. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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Inspired by Colombian librarian Luis Soriano Bohórquez, Brown’s latest tells of a little girl whose wish comes true when a librarian and two book-laden burros visit her remote village.

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The arrival of a librarian riding a burro brings more books and inspires Ana to write a book of her own.

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Without her teacher to inspire her or new books to dive into, Ana makes up stories herself.

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