Waiting for the BiblioBurro

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Tricycle Press, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
23 Reviews
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 burrosall 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 support Luis Soriano's BiblioBurro program. From the Hardcover edition.
  

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User Review  - kwiggi3 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. It had many different aspects to teach children. For example, I really liked the Spanish words that were included throughout the text. I liked this because it was a great way to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sofia and Francine Dines - Goodreads

We loved looking at the beautiful illustrations in this book! We could really connect to Ana, the main character, because she really loves and appreciates books and stories. We feel lucky to have a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
7
Section 4
17
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About the author (2011)

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.

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