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Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.
Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.

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A splendid and inspiring illustrated album about the life of José Alberto Gutiérrez,
a garbage collector from Bogotá, Colombia, who created a library from a book he rescued from the trash while on his route. In the city of Bogotá, in the La Nueva Gloria neighborhood, two Josés live. One is a child who dreams of Saturdays, the day when he and other children in the neighborhood visit Paradise, the library. The other José is a garbage collector. From dusk to dawn, he scans the sidewalks of the streets where he drives, squinting under the dim light in search of hidden treasures… Books! Some in neat piles, as if waiting for José to discover them. Others require more effort to find. Since he discovered the first book, Anna Karenina , José has been rescuing books from the trash: thick, thin, used and almost new books, to expand the library he houses in his house. And on Saturdays, children like little José run until they reach Paradise and discover a world full of books and magic. With evocative text by a debut author and striking illustrations by a promising Colombian illustrator, this is a celebration of perseverance, communities, and the power of books.

Reading Grade Level: K

Type of Spanish Book: Translated

Type of Book: Picture

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 40

Size: 9.38 x 0.4 x 11.31 in

Cover: Hardcover

Year Published: 2020

Sub Genre: Fiction