A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Latin@ authors and books that were recognized at this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards.
Here are the winners and honor books:
Pura Belpré Award (Illustrator) honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Pura Belpré Award (Author) honoring Latino authors whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience:
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. The Caldecott Honor Books included:
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children. The Sibert Honor Books included:
2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site.
Winner: Pat Mora: “Pioneering author and literacy advocate Pat Mora has written more than three dozen books for young people that represent the Mexican American experience.”