MOCK PURA BELPRE AWARD: Thurs. 11/9/17, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
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 REFORMA: the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.
Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illus. by Rafael Lopez (Henry Holt)
Danza! Amalia Hernandez and el Ballet Folklorico de Mexico written and illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya (Viking)
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez (Viking)
Forest World by Margarita Engle (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum)
Lucia the Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza, illus. by Alyssa Bermudez (POW!)
Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote by Margarita Engle, illus. by Raul Colon (Peachtree)
The One-Day House by Julia Durango, illus. by Bianca Diaz (Charlesbridge)
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Eugene Yelchin (Scholastic)
Sing, Don’t Cry written and illus. by Angela Dominguez (Henry Holt)
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres (Little, Brown)
Us, In Progress: Short Stories by Lulu Delacre (HarperCollins)