Pura's Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.6 X 10.6 X 0.5 inches | 1.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419749414

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About the Author
Annette Bay Pimentel has published several picture book biographies, including All the Way to the Top; Girl Running, which was a Junior Library Guild pick and received a starred review; and Mountain Chef, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award. She lives in Moscow, Idaho.

Magaly Morales is the illustrator of What Can You Do with a Paleta?, a Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award winner, as well as the picture books Chavela and the Magic Bubble and A Piñata in a Pine Tree. She was born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
Reviews
**STARRED REVIEW**
"The accompanying illustrations are vibrant, with rich, saturated colors. Dynamic double-page illustrations often consist of vignettes that blend into one another, adding depth to the narration. . .A vibrant portrayal of an important figure." --Kirkus Reviews
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Morales' vivid artwork in warm, saturated colors wittily captures the movement, rhythm, and energy of Belpré's legacy, which is echoed in the lyrical text. Emphasizing the importance of books as mirrors, as well as inclusion, diversity, proactiveness, talent, and social impact, this is a treasure of a picture-book biography." --Booklist
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Glowing, elegantly constructed celebration of a literary luminary."--Publishers Weekly
"Captures Belpré's dazzling storytelling. . .Deftly incorporated details throughout the art, including a coqui and characters such as Pérez and Martina, evoke Belpré's childhood influences and culture." --The Horn Book Magazine
"The full-spread and digitally made illustrations will connect with readers while expressing the written narrative and installing a sense of joy. . .A brief book whose dreamlike illustrations will enhance young readers' imagination." --School Library Journal