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Waiting for the Biblioburro
Ana loves to read but has only one book, given to her by her teacher. But the teacher no longer comes to Ana's village. Though Ana makes up her own stories to tell to her younger brother, she longs for other books to read. One day the Biblioburro comes to her village: Luis the librarian and his two burros, Alpha and Beta, who carry books. Parra's illustrations evoke the magical realism that infuses Latin American culture as Ana's imaginings come to life on the page. Spanish words are interspersed throughout the text, adding more cultural flavor. Libros! Books! Ana's narrative stays true to a child's perspective, especially in her impatience for the biblioburro to return. Based on the true story of Luis Soriano Bohorquez of Columbia.
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