INSTAGRAM LIVE: Virtual Storytime with Angela Burke Kunkel

Join us for an Instagram Live Storytime with Angela Burke Kunkel. She'll be reading from her new book, Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built. Tune in on our Instagram @belmontbooks!

About Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built:

A gorgeous and inspiring picture book based on the life of José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector in Bogotá, Colombia who started a library with a single discarded book found on his route.

In the city of Bogata, in the barrio of La Nueva Gloria, there live two Joses. One is a boy who dreams of Saturdays-- that's the day he gets to visit Paradise, the library. The second Jose is a garbage collector. From dusk until dawn, he scans the sidewalks as he drives, squinting in the dim light, searching household trash for hidden treasure . . . books! Some are stacked in neat piles, as if waiting for José́. Others take a bit more digging. Ever since he found his first book, Anna Karenina, years earlier, he's been collecting books--thick ones and thin ones, worn ones and almost new ones-- to add to the collection in his home. And on Saturdays, kids like little Jose run to the steps of Paradise to discover a world filled with books and wonder.

With an evocative text by a debut author, and rich, stunning illustrations from an up-and-coming Colombian illustrator, here is a celebration of perseverance, community, and the power of books.

Angela Burke Kunkel is a school librarian who lives with her husband, two children, and two rescue pups on the banks of Otter Creek in Vermont. Digging for Words is her debut. Visit her on the web at angelakunkel.com and on Twitter @angkunkel.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:00am

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Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984892638
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 8th, 2020

A gorgeous and inspiring picture book based on the life of José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector in Bogotá, Colombia who started a library with a single discarded book found on his route.


Rescatando palabras (Digging for Words Spanish Edition): José Alberto Gutiérrez y la biblioteca que creó Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181706
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 8th, 2020

Un espléndido e inspirador álbum ilustrado acerca de la vida de José Alberto Gutiérrez,
un recolector de basura de Bogotá, Colombia, que creó una biblioteca a partir de un libro que rescató de la basura mientras realizaba su ruta.
 


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