The 2015 Tomás Rivera Awards

The 2015 Tomás Rivera Award Winners

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The 2015 Tomás Rivera Award winners have been announced! Established in 1995, the award honors authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican America experience. Past winners include distinguished authors such as Gary Soto, Carmen Lomas Garza, Francisco Jiménez, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Rudolfo Anaya, to name a few.

This year’s winners are:

For Older Readers

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Gabi A Girl in Pieces
by Isabel Quintero

For Younger Readers

Separate Is Never Equal

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
by Duncan Tonatiuh

The 2015 Pura Belpré Award Winners

2015 Pura Belpré Award Winners

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Congratulations to the 2015 Pura Belpré Award Winners! The winners were announced this morning and we’ve listed them below. We’re excited to discover a couple of new titles and to see several of our own picks from last year’s Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature list.

Pura Belpré Author Award
Honors Latino authors whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.

I Lived on Butterfly Hill

I Lived on Butterfly Hill
written by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White

 

Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes
written by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Raúl Colón

 

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Honors a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

Viva Frida

Viva Frida
Written & illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books

Little Roja Riding Hood

Little Roja Riding Hood
illustrated by Susan Guevara
written by Susan Middleton Elya

Green Is A Chile Pepper

Green Is a Chile Pepper
illustrated by John Parra
written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Separate Is Never Equal

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh