Monday, June 07, 2010

Biblioburro -- Children's Book

Whenever I come across a Colombia based children's book, I am all over it. They are, after all. pretty rare. I have placed other suggestions on this blog and you can see them all by clicking on the Book Suggestions tab to the right. Today, I am going to highlight a book that is based on a true story that I saw on TV several months ago on CNN (see it here http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/archive10/luis.soriano.html).


It is the story of Luis Soriano, a teacher who decided to start a travelling library. He carries his books by burro to remote villages and farms in Colombia.

Here is a YouTube video of a report similar to the one I saw a while back:



Here is the update from the first video:



Based on Luis' story, Jeanette Winter has written a children's book that is available for advance purchase from Amazon. The official release date is coming up on June 8, 2010. It looks like it will be a great addition to our growing Colombia related library. Here is a link to Amazon where you can see a sample of a few of the pages and order the book.

http://www.amazon.com/Biblioburro-Story-Colombia-Jeanette-Winter/dp/1416997784/ref=sr_1_33?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273771865&sr=8-33

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