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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.​

Juana & Lucas          
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          
2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award  
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
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe          
2013 Pura Belpré Author Award
Martín de Porres : the rose in the desert          
2013 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Under the mesquite          
2012 Pura Belpré Author Award
Diego Rivera : his world and ours          
2012 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award 
The dreamer          
2011 Pura Belpré Author Award
Grandma's gift          
2011 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award  
Return to sender          
2010 Pura Belpré Author Award
The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom          
2009 Pura Belpré Author Award
Just in case          
2009 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award  
The Poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano          
2008 Pura Belpré Author Award
Los gatos black on Halloween          
2008 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award  
The Tequila worm          
2006 Pura Belpré Author Award
Doña Flor : a tall tale about a giant woman with a great big heart          
2006 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Before we were free          
2004 Pura Belpré Author Award
Just a minute : a trickster tale and counting book          
2004 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Esperanza rising          
2002 Pura Belpré Author Award
Chato and the party animals          
2002 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Under the royal palms : a childhood in Cuba          
2000 Pura Belpré Author Award
Magic windows          
2000 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Parrot in the oven : mi vida : a novel          
1998 Pura Belpré Author Award
Snapshots from the wedding          
1998 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
An island like you : stories of the barrio          
1996 Pura Belpré Author Award
Chato's kitchen          
1996 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

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