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Annotation: During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpre, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.
Catalog Number: #24404
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Illustrator: Delacre, Lulu,
Pages: 30 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-89239-222-3 Perma-Bound: 0-605-18182-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-89239-222-3 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-18182-3
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2007027230
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review for Publishers Weekly
ALA Booklist (Sat Mar 01 00:00:00 CST 2008)
ALA Notable Book For Children
Horn Book
Kirkus Reviews
Pura Belpre Honor
School Library Journal
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 1,557
Reading Level: 3.9
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 119484 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.5 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q43836
Lexile: 730L

It is the winter of 1929, and cousins Hildamar and Santiago have just moved to enormous, chilly New York from their native Puerto Rico. As Three Kings' Day approaches, Hildamar and Santiago mourn the loss of their sunny home and wonder about their future in their adopted city. But when a storyteller and librarian named Pura Belpre arrives in their classroom, the children begin to understand just what a library can mean to a community. In this fitting tribute to a remarkable woman, Lucia Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre have captured the truly astounding effect that Belpre had on the city of New York."