Buying Options

Kindle Price: $6.99

Save $11.00 (61%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.
Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Share
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre (Spanish edition) by [Anika Aldamuy Denise, Paola Escobar]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre (Spanish edition) Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$6.99

Editorial Reviews

Review

“An appealing tribute and successful remedy to the lack of titles about the groundbreaking librarian…a must-have for all libraries.” -- School Library Journal (starred review)

“Anika Aldamuy Denise’s intimate telling captures the magical, folk-tale feeling of Belpré’s own stories. Her lyrical text, sprinkled like fairy dust with Spanish words, begs to be read aloud, while Paola Escobar’s stylishly detailed and warmly expressive illustrations capture the joy of sharing stories.” --
New York Times Book Review

“Denise and Escobar pay tribute to the legacy of librarian Pura Belpré in this vibrant picture-book biography…
Planting Stories is a glossy immigration tale of dreams coming true, and the lyrical language lends itself to being read aloud.” -- ALA Booklist

“Belpré’s story is told in rhythmic language with a good dose of Spanish sprinkled throughout. Escobar’s vibrant illustrations are filled with details that help bring to life the story of this remarkable librarian.” --
Kirkus Reviews

“Denise plants an idea of her own—that telling stories is a crucial activity for keeping culture alive.” --
Publishers Weekly

“Denise’s descriptive language moves between English and Spanish seamlessly, without italics used or translations needed, and portrays a lively Pura…Expressive digital illustrations in earthy colors portray warm and radiant characters.” -- The Horn Book

“[A] delightfully informative title.” -- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“The story is beautiful to look at and to read, and it showcases one of the first people to recognize the need for young readers to have books that reflected who they are.” -- NBCNews.com

“This excellent read-aloud, with its informative author’s note and bibliographic resources… will likely inspire young readers to create their own tales to share with others.” -- Shelf Awareness

“Pura Belpré led a rich life filled with travel, music, and countless stories. Her own inspiring story is beautifully presented in this perfect picture book…. The influence of her work is still felt today, and 
Planting Stories is a worthy tribute.” -- Shelf Awareness --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From the Back Cover

Follow la vida y el legado of Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City.

When she came to America in 1921, Pura carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura’s legacy.

This portrait of the influential librarian, author, and puppeteer reminds us of the power of storytelling and the extraordinary woman who opened doors and championed bilingual literature.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B087QDLXGD
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins Espanol; Illustrated edition (June 5, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 5, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ Spanish
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 39247 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Anika Aldamuy Denise is the Pura Belpré honor-winning author of A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!, Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, The Love Letter, Starring Carmen!, and more. She lives in Rhode Island with her family. Visit Anika online at www.anikadenise.com.

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5
57 global ratings
5 star
94%
4 star
6%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2022
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2019

Top reviews from other countries

Lide
5.0 out of 5 stars LIBRO MUY BONITO. ILUSTRACIONES PRECIOSAS
Reviewed in Spain on April 7, 2019
Report an issue

Does this item contain inappropriate content?
Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?
Does this item contain quality or formatting issues?