Waiting for the BiblioBurro

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Tricycle Press, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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 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  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

A wonderful story! Lots of Spanish words to teach to my daughter, and beautiful, colorful illustrations for her to explore as I read! She loved that the library in this story comes to the children - by burro! Read full review

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User Review  - mmeharvey - LibraryThing

In this story we meet Ana who lives in Colombia. She loves to read but does not have access to many books in her small mountain village. One day she meets the traveliing biblioburro who delivers books ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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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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