The 2015 International Latino Book Awards Finalists!

Below are the 2015 finalists for the 17th Annual International Latino Book Awards in the children’s, youth, and young adult categories. If you click on the images, you will be taken to Indiebound, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon for more information. The Awards are produced by Latino Literacy Now, an organization co-founded by Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler, and co-presented by Las Comadres para las Americas and Reforma, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos. The Awards themselves will be June 27 in San Francisco as part of the ALA Conference. Click here for the complete list, which includes adult fiction and nonfiction. Congratulations and good luck to all of the finalists!

Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book: English

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Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book: Spanish or Bilingual

23242348  20640741  23058499

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book: English

20759593    20262585  18106361  20763795  18209399

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book: Bilingual

The Dance Recital by Jill Barletti

18654384  20837127  23218636  20763960

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book: Spanish

22929028  25246378  22750429

Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book: English

boy Zorro for New Books  18405521  18465502

Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book: Spanish or Bilingual

    

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book: English

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Best Educational Children’s Picture Book

23218636  23173378  18009252

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book: Spanish or Bilingual

Esto es mio!    

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book: English

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Most inspirational Children’s Picture Book: Spanish or Bilingual

23058499  20837127  

Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book

21928995  

Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book

17571252  18166935  

Best Educational Youth Chapter Book

  

Most Inspirational Youth Chapter Book

 

Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book: English

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Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book: Spanish or Bilingual

 Micaela, Adalucía, Cholita Prints and Publishing Company

Best Young Adult Fiction Book: English

18048909  22715444  18222731  22097606  13515320  18079898

Best Young Adult Fiction Book: Spanish or Bilingual

 Micaela, Adalucía, Cholita Prints and Publishing Company

Best Young Adult Nonfiction Book

Best Educational Young Adult Book

 Barrio Writers: Empowering Teens Through Creative Writing

 Micaela, Adalucía, Cholita Prints and Publishing Company

Most Inspirational Young Adult Book

Dream to Achieve: 15 Key Skills That Empower You to Succeed in Today's Challenging World  The Sparrow and The Frog

Best Book Written by a Youth

Best Children’s Picture Book Translation: Spanish to English

Best Children’s Picture Book Translation: English to Spanish

    

Best First Book: Children’s and Youth: English

  19505581  22174131  23756784

Best First Book: Children’s and Youth: Spanish or Bilingual

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