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Perez and Martina

by Pura Belpré

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Martina, a beautiful cockroach, selects a mouse, Perez, to be her husband. Illustrated by Carlos Sanchez.

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Pura Belpré became the first Puerto Rican librarian at the New York Public Library in 1921. She's shown above leading a story hour in the 1930s. New York Public Library hide caption

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How NYC's First Puerto Rican Librarian Brought Spanish To The Shelves

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