The First Latina Librarian

Lisa Sanchez of English is featured in this video about New York’s first Latina librarian. Sanchez’s book on Pura Belpré is due out this fall.

Pura Belpré was New York City’s first Puerto Rican/Latina librarian. She was an ambassador in the New York Public Library’s work with the Latino community. She was an innovative storyteller, using puppetry, arts and crafts as tools to teach kids to read, write and express themselves, and transformed a community.

Watch video here.


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