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Pura Belpré Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.​

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  2019 Pura Belpré Author Award


  2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award 
Lucky broken girl
2018 Pura Belpré Author Award
La princesa and the pea
2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Juana & Lucas. #1
2017 Pura Belpré Author Award
Lowriders to the center of the Earth
2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Enchanted Air
2016 Pura Belpré Author Award  
Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music
I lived on Butterfly Hill
2015 Pura Belpré Author Award  
Viva Frida
2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass
2014 Pura Belpré Author Award  
Niño wrestles the world
2014 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Under the mesquite
2012 Author Award  
Diego Rivera : his world and ours
The dreamer
2011 Author Award  
Grandma's gift
2011 Illustrator Award
Return to sender
2010 Author Award

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