Waiting for the Biblioburro, by Monica Brown, is based on a true story from Colombia about the children who live in remote areas and don’t have access to libraries or even school books.
In this picture book story, a young girl, Ana, longs to have books to read but she lives too far away from a library. But one day she hears the clip-clop of a burro approaching. She looks to see who is coming and sees a man leading a burro, and the burro is loaded down with bags of books!
This is a wonderful little book that can start many important conversations in a classroom, and is a sweet read for any of us who simply love books and libraries!
To learn more about Luis Soriano Bohórquez, the man who started the biblioburro, a real-life mobile library, click here.
I chose this book to read for my personal challenge, “Wanderlust,” an effort to read books that are from or take place in each country of the world. This was a book that takes place in Colombia.