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Digging for words : José Alberto Gutiérrez and the library he built  Cover Image Book Book

Digging for words : José Alberto Gutiérrez and the library he built / written by Angela Burke Kunkel ; illustrated by Paola Escobar.

Kunkel, Angela Burke, (author.). Escobar, Paola, (illustrator.).


In Bogotá, Columbia, young José eagerly anticipates Saturday, when he can visit the library started by José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector, and take a book home to enjoy all week. Includes note about Gutiérrez's life and Bogotá.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984892638
  • ISBN: 1984892630
  • ISBN: 9781984892645
  • ISBN: 1984892649
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Schwartz & Wade Books.
Grades K-1. Schwartz & Wade Books.
Awards Note:
Américas Award, 2021
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Gutiérrez, José Alberto > Juvenile literature.
Gutiérrez, José Alberto > Fiction.
Libraries > Juvenile literature.
Books and reading > Juvenile literature.
Libraries > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Books and reading.
Bogotá (Colombia) > Juvenile literature.
Colombia > Juvenile literature.
Bogotá (Colombia) > Fiction.
Colombia > Fiction.
Colombia > Bogotá.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Biographical fiction.
Picture books.
Informational works.
Creative nonfiction.
Biographical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Children's stories > Pictorial works.
Biographical fiction.
Creative nonfiction.
Informational works.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library JB GUTIERREZ (Text) 000162699 Children's Library -- New Available -

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