The Storyteller's Candle

By Lucia Gonzalez

Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Children's Book Press 2008

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During the early days of the Great Depression, NYC's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpre, introduceds the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three King's Day fiesta.

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