The 24th International Latino Book Awards Winners!

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From the organization’s press release:

The 24th International Latino Book Awards Ceremony showcased the flourishing talent of the fastest-growing group in the U.S., with four ceremonies held on August 19th and 20th at Los Angeles City College. These Awards are by far the largest Latino cultural distinction in the country, honoring 249 winners in 105 categories this year. The grand total of authors and publishers honored over the last two decades now stands at 3,719, proof that books by and about Latinos are in high demand in both English and Spanish. Gold, Silver, and Bronze-place winners in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, translation, and many more were announced over the two-day event.

Here are the winners–gold, silver, and bronze medals–in the children’s books categories. Click on the book covers for more information:

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The Alma Flor Ada Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book Award – English

GOLD MEDAL Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua, Gloria Amescua, Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

SILVER MEDAL Tía Fortuna’s New Home, Ruth Behar, Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

BRONZE MEDAL Bisa’s Carnaval, Joana Pastro, Illustrated by Carolina Coroa

The Alma Flor Ada Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book Award – Spanish

GOLD MEDAL ¡Corre, pequeño Chaski! Una aventura en el camino Inka, Mariana Llanos, Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson

SILVER MEDAL Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Bilingual

GOLD MEDAL Let’s Be Friends / Seamos Amigos, René Colato Laínez; Illustrated by Nomar Perez

SILVER MEDAL Isabel and Her Colores Go to School, Alexandra Alessandri, Illustrated by Courtney Dawson

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – English

GOLD MEDAL Abuelita and Me, Leonarda Carranza, illustrated by Rafael Mayani

SILVER MEDAL Tía Fortuna’s New Home, Ruth Behar, Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

BRONZE MEDAL May Your Life Be Deliciosa, Michael Genhart, Illustrated by Loris Lora

Mejor libro ilustrado de ficción para niños

GOLD MEDAL Pitu le Baila al Mar, Gama Valle; Illustrated by Yamel Figueroa

SILVER MEDAL La Jirafa que no Cabía en su Cuento, Haydée Zayas Ramos

BRONZE MEDAL El monstruo más feo del mundo, Luis Amavisca, Illustrated by Erica Salcedo

Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book – English

GOLD MEDAL One Whole Me, Dia Mixon, Illustrated by Natalia Jiménez Osorio

SILVER MEDAL In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of American Immigrants of Color, Aida Salazar, Illustrated by Alina Chau

BRONZE MEDAL Alphabet & Affirmations with The Black Unicorn, Sandra Elaine Scott

Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book – Spanish or Bilingual

GOLD MEDAL Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual

GOLD MEDAL Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales

SILVER MEDAL Popol Vuh Stories for Children, Denis O’Leary

BRONZE MEDAL Lala and the Pond by the Rock / Lala y el Charco de la Piedra, Susana Illera Martínez

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – English

GOLD MEDAL Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua, Gloria Amescua, Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

SILVER MEDAL We Move Together, Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire, Illustrated by Eduardo Trejos

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – Spanish

GOLD MEDAL Morderse las uñas, Paula Merlán, Illustrated by Brenda Figueroa

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual

GOLD MEDAL Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales

SILVER MEDAL The Last Butter!y / La última mariposa, Regina Moya & Carmen Tafolla

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – English

GOLD MEDAL Courageous Camila: A story about finding your inner warrior, Naibe Reynoso & Giselle Carrillo; Illustrated by María Tuti

SILVER MEDAL The Voices of the Trees, Elisa Guerra y Fernando Reimers; Illustrated by Ana RoGu

BRONZE MEDAL Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua, Gloria Amescua, Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Spanish

GOLD MEDAL Tienes un color especial, Lorena Sierco Espino; Mr. Momo, Lantia Publishing Group

SILVER MEDAL Memoria de un abedul, Daniel Cañas, Illustrated by Blanca Millán

BRONZE MEDAL Peque y yo, Alicia Acosta, Illustrated by Mercé Galí

Best Learn to Read Book

GOLD MEDAL The Awesome Reading Adventures of Super Sammy and Marvelous Megan, Vanessa Caraveo

Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book

GOLD MEDAL Falling Short, Ernesto Cisneros

SILVER MEDAL Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene, Emma Otheguy

Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book

GOLD MEDAL Falling Short, Ernesto Cisneros

SILVER MEDAL Catalina Incognito, Jennifer Torres

BRONZE MEDAL Julia y el mar, Olvido Guzman Pons

Most Inspirational Youth Chapter Book

GOLD MEDAL Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, Alda P. Dobbs

SILVER MEDAL Efren Divided, Ernesto Cisneros

SILVER MEDAL Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book

GOLD MEDAL On the Hook, Francisco X. Stork

SILVER MEDAL Lifetime Passes, Terry Blas, Illustrated by Claudia Aguirre

Best Young Adult Fiction Book

GOLD MEDAL The Immortal Boy / El Inmortal, Francisco Montaña Ibáñez

SILVER MEDAL Encarnación Castro’s Journey in the Anza Expedition
1775-1776, Linda Castro Martinez

SILVER MEDAL Three, Brenda Nicole Peña

BRONZE MEDAL Fat Angie: Homecoming, e.E. Charlton Trujillo

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Adventure – English

GOLD MEDAL The Grimrose Girls, Laura Pohl

SILVER MEDAL The Ghost Tracks, Celso Hurtado

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Adventure – Spanish

GOLD MEDAL El Último Dragón: Las espadas del legado, José del Real Antiquera

SILVER MEDAL Catarina Freytas y el anillo perdido, Raymond Vollmond

BRONZE MEDAL El Mundo del Olvido, Cristian Otárola Jiménez

Best Young Adult Romance Book

GOLD MEDAL Monstrua, NLa Contreras

SILVER MEDAL La descendiente, Marie D.

Best Educational Young Adult Book

GOLD MEDAL No te creas todo lo que leas, Didi Whitefalcon, Illustrated by Verónica Rodríguez
SILVER MEDAL Voices of Diversity, Vanessa Caraveo

Most Inspirational Young Adult Book

GOLD MEDAL Harvesting Dreams, Erica Alfaro; Barker & Jules

SILVER MEDAL Your Heart, My Sky, Margarita Engle; Simon & Schuster

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