Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

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Random House Studio
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9.4 X 11.2 X 0.3 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
ANGELA BURKE KUNKEL is a school librarian who lives with her husband, two children, and two rescue pups on the banks of Otter Creek in Vermont. Digging for Words is her debut. Visit her on the web at angelakunkel.com and on Twitter @angkunkel.

PAOLA ESCOBAR grew up traveling from town to town in Bogota, Colombia. She has published with SM Spain, Planeta, Norma, and more. Paola is the illustrator of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, an Indie Pick called "a must-have for all libraries" in a School Library Journal starred review. She lives with her husband and dog, Flora. Follow her on Instagram @paoesco8ar.
An American Library Association Notable Book
A Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2020
A Junior Library Guild Selection

"The inspiring story of a man who believes in the power of books and the importance of community." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"An inviting and generous story that will be a pleasure to read aloud." --School Library Journal, Starred Review

"This amiable picture book offers children glimpses of Colombia as well as a role model who values books and enjoys sharing them with others.... Simultaneously published in a Spanish edition, Rescatando Palabras." --Booklist