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Pura's Cuentos
Pura's Cuentos: How Pura Belpr Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories | Annette Bay Pimentel
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A lyrical, vibrant tribute to the amazing life and legacy of Pura Belpr, a lauded storyteller, librarian, and pioneer of bilingual storytimes Puras abuela always has a cuento to share. She crows Qui-qui-ri-qu! for Seor Gallo, booms Borom, Borom for Seor Zapo, and tells of a beautiful cockroach who loves a mouse. Pura clings to these stories like coques cling to green leaves. When Pura grows up and moves from Puerto Rico to Harlem, she gets a job at the library, where she is surrounded by storiesbut theyre only in English. Where is Seor Gallo? Where is Prez the mouse? Where is Puerto Rico on these shelves? She decides to tell children the tales of her homeland in English and in Spanish. Lyrically written, with lively illustrations, Puras Cuentos captures the exuberant spirit and passion of Pura Belpr: celebrated storyteller, author, folklorist, and the first Latina librarian in New York City. A pioneer of bilingual storytimes, she welcomed countless new families to the library, formed cultural bridges in her community, and broke the rules by telling stories that werent printed in booksat least, not yet.
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delaneylabelle23
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delaneylabelle23
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Good book to support English as a second language learners. The story is a mix of English and Spanish words. The girl Pura explains how hard it can be to move to a new place and be surrounded by a language you do not know.

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delaneylabelle23

This books fills heads of children with stories, their arms with books.

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KamrynWaites

Every word, every action breathes life into the story

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KamrynWaites
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This is a great book that illustrates two cultures. I recommend this book for children who are English language learners. This tells the story of an immigrant and the difficulty moving to a new place with a new language.

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kierstenkaplan

Pura fills the heads of the children with stories, their arms with books. Gracias, they say as they leave the library.

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kierstenkaplan
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this was a good book to support English as a second language for learners. The story is a mix of English and Spanish words. The girl Pura explains how hard it can be to move to a new place and be surrounded by a language you don't know. Everything is so, so different.

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Apolandvery

Pura fills the heads of the children with stories, their arms with books. Gracias, they say as they leave the library.

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Apolandvery
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This book is good to use to support English as second language learners. This book uses both Spanish and English. The main character Pura explains how hard it can be to move to a new place and be surrounded by a language you don't know.

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emmadomo

Pura fills the heads of the children with stories, their arms with books. Gracias, they say as they leave the library.

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emmadomo
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This a good book to support English as a second language learners. The story is a mix of English and Spanish words. The girl Pura explains how hard it can be to move to a new place and be surrounded by a language you don‘t know. Everything is so, so different.

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Another gorgeous #underthedustcover donation to my library. I have a very giving family from Puerto Rico and they keep donating great books.

wanderinglynn The art in that one looks gorgeous! 2y
mandarchy @wanderinglynn is beautiful. I haven't read it yet though. 2y
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