The Storyteller’s Candle/La Velita de los Cuentos

Basic Info:

Written by Lucia Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre. Published by Lee & Low Books in 2008.

Book Review:

This beautiful, bilingual book tells the story of two fictional young children, Hildamar and Santiago, who have just moved to New York City from sunny Puerto Rico.  They’re nervous about their new city and miss home, especially as Three Kings Day approaches. When they meet Pura Belpré, the real-life first Latina librarian at the New York public library, they begin to see just what the library can do for them. This touching story is a great depiction of the amazing work done by Pura Belpré. Told in both Spanish and English, this story is sure to find a place in your heart.


This is an in-depth “classroom guide” for using this book in a classroom.

This has basically every resource you could want when teaching this book.



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