Pura Belpré was born on February 2, 1899 in Cidra, Puerto Rico. A gifted puppeteer and storyteller, Belpré captivated millions of bilingual readers across New York City – and worldwide. Her children’s book, Perez y Martina, became the first Spanish language children’s book published by a mainstream U.S. press. She left such a lasting impact on the reading world and Latino community that the Pura Belpré Award is named to honor her legacy.
Authors: Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein
Illustrator: Citlali Reyes
Retail: $10.99 USD (board book)
Dimensions: 6.75" x 6.75"
Weight: 11 oz