Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando El Biblioburro
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando El Biblioburro

Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando El Biblioburro

Written by Monica Brown & illustrated by John Parra
5 - 8
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Nov 1, 2016
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A remarkable tale of books and reading, now in a bilingual Spanish-English edition. On most days, teacher and librarian Luis Soriano Bohórquez packs his two burros, Alfa and Beto, with books and makes his way over mountains and through valleys to visit children in far-flung villages in rural Colombia–all for the sake of literacy and culture. Based on the work of a remarkable man and his intrepid burros, this bilingual English and Spanish edition celebrates the impact that a special mobile library–called the “biblioburro”–has had on the lives of real children. About the author: Monica Brown’s Peruvian American heritage has inspired in her a desire to share Latino stories with children. Her books have garnered starred reviews, the Américas Award, two Pura Belpré Author Honors, and the prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship on Chicano Cultural Literacy. Monica is currently Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino and Multicultural Literature. Visit her at monicabrown.net.

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Publication Date
November 1, 2016
Tricycle Press
Page Count
Reading Age
5 - 8 years
Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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