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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
written by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White
Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
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.
Written & illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books
Little Roja Riding Hood
illustrated by Susan Guevara
written by Susan Middleton Elya
Green Is a Chile Pepper
illustrated by John Parra
written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh