Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro
By Monica Brown
Ana loves stories and reading, but her access to books is limited, as she lives in a remote Colombian village with no teacher or library. One day, she sees a man with two burros carrying books and a sign that reads Biblioburro coming toward her village. The man tells Ana and the other children that he is a librarian of a moving library, which he brings to many villages with the help of his burros, Alpha and Beto. Ana picks books to borrow and read until the librarian and his burros return, and writes a book of her own to give to the librarian to share with other children.
Based on the life of librarian Luis Soriano Bohorquez, who for years has delivered books to the most remote villages in Colombia, this moving, bilingual story honors those who bring the love of reading to children around the world. John Parra’s folk art‑inspired illustrations bring Ana’s village to life, as well as highlight the joy of reading a good book.Check Availability