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Pura Belpré


(1899 - 1982)

Pura Belpré

Pura Belpré was the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. She was also a writer, collector of folktales, and puppeteer. The American Library Association bestows an annual award in her name.


Juan Bobo and the Queen's Necklace (1962)

When the Queen's necklace goes missing, simple Juan Bobo tracks it down.

Author(s): Pura Belpré
Illustrator(s): Christine Price

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