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

Written by Angela Burke Kunkel & illustrated by Paola Escobar
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A gorgeous and inspiring picture book based on the life of José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector in Bogotá, Colombia who started a library with a single discarded book found on his route

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Paola Escobar

Paola Escobar, the illustrator of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, grew up traveling from town to town in Colombia. From a very young age she liked to draw the stories her grandmother Clara told about her ancestors, the countryside, and animals. Today, Paola is an illustrator who is passionate about telling stories of her own, having published with SM Spain, Planeta, Norma, and more. She lives very happily in Bogotá, Colombia, with her husband and their dog, Flora.

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Angela Burke Kunkel's Book Dedication

To my family. Thank you for the writing time. I love you. And to Jose Alberto Gutierrez, for sharing his love of books with the children of La Nueva Gloria. And to the students of Truman Middle School, for allowing me the same privilege.

Paola Escobar's Book Dedication

For my love, Alejandro. Thanks for filling our house with books.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781984892638
Publication Date:
September 8, 2020
Text Details:
The text of this book is set in 16-point Brandon Grotesque.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations were rendered digitally.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2019043235
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1202976371
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1984892630

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