The Resource Sharuko

Sharuko

Label
Sharuko
Title
Sharuko
Creator
Subject
Summary
SLJ Best Books of 2020NYPL Best Books of 2020Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books of 2020CSMCL's Best Books of 2020The Horn Book's Fanfare 2020 BooklistPura Belpré Award Illustrator HonorThe Best Children's Books of the Year in Spanish, Bank Street College of EducationCooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices 20212021 Notable Books for a Global Society, International Literacy AssociationThe Best Children's Books of the Year 2021 Edition A fascinating bilingual picture book biography of Peruvian archaeologist and national icon Julio C. Tello, who unearthed Peru's ancient cultures and fostered pride in the country's Indigenous history. Growing up in the late 1800s, Julio Tello, an Indigenous boy, spent time exploring the caves and burial grounds in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes. Nothing scared Julio, not even the ancient human skulls he found. His bravery earned him the boyhood nickname Sharuko, which means "brave" in Quechua, the language of the Native people of Peru. At the age of twelve, Julio moved to Lima to continue his education. While in medical school, he discovered an article about the skulls he had found. The skulls had long ago been sent to Lima to be studied by scientists. The article renewed Julio's interest in his ancestry, and he decided to devote his medical skills to the study of Peru's Indigenous history. Over his lifetime, Julio Tello made many revolutionary discoveries at archaeological sites around Peru, and he worked to preserve the historical treasures he excavated. He showed that Peru's Indigenous cultures had been established thousands of years ago, disproving the popular belief that Peruvian culture had been introduced more recently from other countries. He fostered pride in his country's Indigenous ancestry, making him a hero to all Peruvians. Because of the brave man once known as Sharuko, people around the world today know of Peru's long history and its living cultural legacy
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
  • Brown, Monica
  • Chavarri, Elisa
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Science
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
Label
Sharuko
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1955fbd7-700f-44cb-9df3-a87be73f8356
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781643792316
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sharuko
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1955fbd7-700f-44cb-9df3-a87be73f8356
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781643792316
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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