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  Books & Reading  |  Award Books  |  Pura Belpré Medal

Books and Reading

Award Books
Randolph Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Book Award
John Newbery Medal
Pura Belpré Medal
Robert F. Sibert Medal
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Texas Bluebonnet Award
 
The Pura Belpré Medal The Pura Belpré Medal

Formally awarded biennially but changed to annual in 2009, this award is given to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator in an outstanding work of literature for children.

For more information on the Pure Belpré Award,
visit the Association for Library Service to Children site. 
2014 Award for Narrative
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

written by Meg Medina
2014 Award for Illustration

Niño Wrestles the World

Niño Wrestles the World

illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales
2014 Honor Books for Narrative

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist

written by Margarita Engle

The Living

The Living

written by Matt de la Peña

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
2014 Honor Book for Illustration

Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita

Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita

illustrated and written by Angela Dominguez

Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo

Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo

illustrated by Rafael López, written by Monica Brown

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

   

P A S T    W I N N E R S

Year Title Author / illustrator
2014 YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS Meg Medina
2014 NIÑO WRESTLES THE WORLD Yuyi Morales
2013 ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE Benjamin Alire Sáenz
2013 MARTIN DE PORRES: THE ROSE IN THE DESERT David Diaz
2012 UNDER THE MESQUITE Guadalupe Garcia McCall
2012 DIEGO GARCIA: HIS WORLD AND OURS Duncan Tonatiuh
2011 THE DREAMER Pam Muñoz Ryan
2011 GRANDMA'S GIFT Eric Velasquez
2010 RETURN TO SENDER Julia Alvarez
2010 BOOK FIESTA!  CELEBRATe CHILDREN'S DAY/BOOK DAY EL DIA DE LOS NINOS/EL DIA DE LOS LIBROS Rafael Lopez
2009 THE SURRENDER TREE : POEMS OF CUBA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM Margarita Engle
2009 JUST IN CASE : A TRICKSTER TALE AND SPANISH ALPHABET BOOK Yuyi Morales
2008 THE POET SLAVE OF CUBA: A BIOGRAPHY OF JUAN FRANCISCO MANZANO Margarita Engle
2008 LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEE Yuyi Morales
2006 THE TEQUILA WORM Viola Canales
2006 DOÑA FLOR: A TALL TALE ABOUT A GIANT WOMAN WITH A GREAT BIG HEART Raul Colon
2004 BEFORE WE WERE FREE Julia Alvarez
2004 JUST A MINUTE: A TRICKSTER TALE AND
     COUNTING BOOK
Yuyi Morales
2002 ESPERANZA RISING Pam Munoz Ryan
2002 CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS written by Gary Soto
illustrated by Susan Guevara
2000 UNDER THE ROYAL PALMS:
A CHILDHOOD IN CUBA
Alma Flor Ada
2000 MAGIC WINDOWS Carmen Lomas Garza
1998 PARROT IN THE OVEN:  MI VIDA Victor Martinez
1998 SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WEDDING written by Gary Soto
illustrated by Stephanie Garcia
1996 AN ISLAND LIKE YOU: STORIES
OF THE BARRIO
Judith Ortiz Cofer
1996 CHATO'S KITCHEN written by Gary Soto
illustrated by Susan Guevara