Introduce your little ones to the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City, Pura Belpré, in both English and Spanish!
Pura Belpré became the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City, and she pioneered the New York Public Library's outreach within the Puerto Rican community. A gifted puppeteer and storyteller, Belpré captivated millions of bilingual readers across New York City - and worldwide. Her children's book, Perez y Martina, became the first Spanish language children's book published by a mainstream U.S. press. She left such a lasting impact in the reading world and Puerto Rican community that the Pura Belpré Award is named after her legacy.
Parents will find this biography book on Pura Belpré poignant to their little one dreaming of being storytellers and writers for the future generations!