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AWARD WINNERS: Belpre Award


The Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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Don?a Flor : a tall tale about a giant woman with a great big heart book Don?a Flor : a tall tale about a giant woman with a great big heart
2006 Illustrator Winner. Don?a Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal, but soon discovers the tiny secret behind the huge noise.

Mora, Pat.
E MORA
The tequila worm Teen Book The tequila worm
2006 Author Winner. Sofia grows up in the close-knit community of the barrio in McAllen, Texas, then finds that her experiences as a scholarship student at an Episcopal boarding school in Austin only strengthen her ties to family and her "comadres."

Canales, Viola.
TEEN CANALES
Just a minute : a trickster tale and counting book book Just a minute : a trickster tale and counting book
2004 Illustrator Winner. In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.

Morales, Yuyi.
E 398.2097 MORALES
Chato and the party animals book Chato and the party animals
2002 Illustrator Winner. Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party, but when it is time to party, Novio Boy cannot be found.

Soto, Gary.
E SOTO
Esperanza rising Juvenile Book Esperanza rising
2002 Author Winner. Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Ryan, Pam Mun?oz.
J RYAN
Magic windows Juvenile Book Magic windows
2000 Illustrator Winner. In Spanish and English, Carmen Lomas Garza portrays her family's Mexican customs through cut-paper work.

Garza, Carmen Lomas.
J 306.8508 LOMAS G
Under the royal palms : a childhood in Cuba Juvenile Book Under the royal palms : a childhood in Cuba
2000 Author Winner. The author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba.

Ada, Alma Flor.
J BIO ADA ADA
Snapshots from the wedding book Snapshots from the wedding
1998 Illustrator Winner. Maya, the flower girl, describes a Mexican American wedding through snapshots of the day's events, beginning with the procession to the altar and ending with her sleeping after the dance.

Soto, Gary.
E SOTO
Chato's kitchen book Chato's kitchen
1996 Illustrator Winner. To get the "ratoncitos", little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more.

Soto, Gary.
E SOTO
Just in case : a trickster tale and Spanish alphabet book book Just in case : a trickster tale and Spanish alphabet book
2009 Illustrator Winner. As Senor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.

Morales, Yuyi.
E MORALES
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