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Digging for Words|Angela Burke Kunkel
Digging for Words : José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built
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Overview

A gorgeous and inspiring picture book based on the life of Jos Alberto Guti rrez, a garbage collector in Bogot , 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 Jos ́. 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.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781984892638
  • ISBN-10: 1984892630
  • Publisher: Random House Studio
  • Publish Date: September 2020
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8

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