NYC's First Latina Librarian New York City got its first Latina librarian, Pura Belpré, in 1921. With no books for Latino kids on the shelves, Belpré wrote her own stories, based on Puerto Rican folktales.
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NYC's First Latina Librarian

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NYC's First Latina Librarian

NYC's First Latina Librarian

NYC's First Latina Librarian

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New York City got its first Latina librarian, Pura Belpré, in 1921. With no books for Latino kids on the shelves, Belpré wrote her own stories, based on Puerto Rican folktales.