Pura Belpré Award

Given by REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking

Other Names: Pura Belpré Author Honor Book, Pura Belpré Honor
150 Works / 153 Items 65,754 Books 5,523 Reviews 4.1

This award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and

show more illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate. show less
All, Winner (47), Honor Book (106)
All, 2023 (13), 2022 (12), 2021 (8), 2020 (9), 2019 (5), 2018 (6), 2017 (5), 2016 (6), 2015 (6), 2014 (7), 2013 (3), 2012 (6), 2011 (8), 2010 (6), 2009 (7), 2008 (7), 2006 (7), 2004 (7), 2002 (5), 2000 (7), 1998 (7), 1996 (6)

Winner 47

Frizzy by Claribel A. OrtegaChildren's Author2023
Where Wonder Grows by Xelena GonzalezIllustration2023
Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent TiradoYoung Adult Author2023
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba HigueraChildren's Author2022
¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) by Raúl the ThirdIllustration2022
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez GillilandYoung Adult Author2022
Efren Divided by Ernesto CisnerosChildren's Author2021
¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) by Raúl The Third IiiIllustration2021
Furia by Yamile Saied MéndezYoung Adult Author2021
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita EngleIllustration2020
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos HernandezNarrative2020
Dreamers by Yuyi MoralesIllustration2019
The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoNarrative2019
La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton ElyaIllustration2018
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth BeharNarrative2018
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth by Cathy CamperIllustration2017
Juana and Lucas by Juana MedinaNarrative2017
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita EngleIllustration2016
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita EngleNarrative2016
Viva Frida by Yuyi MoralesIllustration2015
I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie AgosínNarrative2015
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi MoralesIllustration2014
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg MedinaNarrative2014
Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. SchmidtIllustration2013
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzNarrative2013
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan TonatiuhIllustration2012
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCallNarrative2012
Grandma's Gift by Eric VelasquezIllustration2011
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz RyanNarrative2011
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros by Pat MoraIllustration2010
Return to Sender by Julia AlvarezNarrative2010
Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi MoralesIllustration2009
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita EngleNarrative2009
Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa MontesIllustration2008
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita EngleNarrative2008
Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Pat MoraIllustration2006
The Tequila Worm by Viola CanalesNarrative2006
Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi MoralesIllustration2004
Before We Were Free by Julia AlvarezNarrative2004
Chato and the Party Animals by Gary SotoIllustration2002
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz RyanNarrative2002
Magic Windows/Ventanas magicas by Carmen Lomas GarzaIllustration2000
Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba by Alma Flor AdaNarrative2000
Snapshots from the Wedding by Gary SotoIllustration1998
Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida by Victor MartinezNarrative1998
Chato's Kitchen by Gary SotoIllustration1996
An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith Ortiz CoferNarrative1996

Honor Book 106

The Notebook Keeper: A Story of Kindness from the Border by Stephen BriseñoChildren's Author2023
The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding by Karina Nicole GonzálezChildren's Author & Illustration2023
Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Anika Aldamuy DeniseIllustration2023
Miss Quinces by Kat FajardoIllustration2023
Still Dreaming / Seguimos Soñando by Claudia Guadalupe MartinezIllustration2023
Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land by Mirelle OrtegaIllustration2023
A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters by Duncan TonatiuhIllustration2023
High Spirits by Camille Gomera-TavarezYoung Adult Author2023
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora ReyesYoung Adult Author2023
Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia SylvesterYoung Adult Author2023
Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua by Gloria AmescuaChildren's Author2022
Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. DobbsChildren's Author2022
Coquí in the City by Nomar PerezChildren's Author & Illustration2022
Boogie Boogie, Y’all by C. G. EsperanzaIllustration2022
May Your Life Be Deliciosa by Michael GenhartIllustration2022
Bright Star by Yuyi MoralesIllustration2022
Fifteen Hundred Miles From The Sun by Jonny Garza VillaYoung Adult Author2022
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea KempYoung Adult Author2022
Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta MickelsonYoung Adult Author2022
The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna CuevasChildren's Author2021
Lupe Wong Won't Dance by Donna Barba HigueraChildren's Author2021
Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello (Spanish and English Edition) by Monica BrownIllustration2021
Never Look Back by Lilliam RiveraYoung Adult Author2021
We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres SanchezYoung Adult Author2021
Across the Bay by Carlos AponteIllustration2020
¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (English and Spanish Edition) by Raul Gonzalez IiiIllustration2020
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel QuinteroIllustration2020
The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca BalcárcelNarrative2020
Lety Out Loud by Angela CervantesNarrative2020
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy DeniseNarrative2020
Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War by Duncan TonatiuhNarrative2020
Islandborn by Junot DíazIllustration2019
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana by Michael MahinIllustration2019
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems by David BowlesNarrative2019
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica BrownIllustration2018
All Around Us by Xelena GonzalezIllustration2018
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo CartayaNarrative2018
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. PérezNarrative2018
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan TonatiuhIllustration2017
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan WoodIllustration2017
The Only Road by Alexandra DiazNarrative2017
My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata by Roni Capin Rivera-AshfordIllustration2016
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan TonatiuhIllustration2016
The Smoking Mirror (Garza Twins) (Volume 1) by David BowlesNarrative2016
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg MedinaNarrative & Illustration2016
Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton ElyaIllustration2015
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Greenfield ThongIllustration2015
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan TonatiuhIllustration2015
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe HerreraNarrative2015
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) by Monica BrownIllustration2014
Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela DominguezIllustration2014
The Living by Matt de la PeñaNarrative2014
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita EngleNarrative2014
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan TonatiuhNarrative & Illustration2014
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia ManzanoNarrative2013
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica BrownIllustration2012
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. VamosIllustration2012
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita EngleNarrative2012
Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller (Max's Lucha Libre Adventures) (English and Spanish Edition) by Xavier GarzaNarrative2012
Me, Frida by Amy NoveskyIllustration2011
Fiesta Babies by Carmen TafollaIllustration2011
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan TonatiuhIllustration2011
Ole! Flamenco by George AnconaNarrative2011
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita EngleNarrative2011
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-GalbisNarrative2011
My Abuelita by Tony JohnstonIllustration2010
Gracias/Thanks by Pat MoraIllustration2010
Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-GrandNarrative2010
Federico Garcia Lorca (Cuando Los Grandes Eran Pequenos/ When the Grown-Ups Were Children) (Spanish Edition) by Georgina LazaroNarrative2010
Papá and Me by Arthur DorrosIllustration2009
The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia GonzalezIllustration2009
¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo?/ What can you do with a rebozo? by Carmen TafollaIllustration2009
Reaching Out by Francisco JimenezNarrative2009
Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi MoralesNarrative2009
My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez by Monica BrownIllustration2008
My Colors, My World / Mis colores, mi mundo by Maya Christina GonzalezIllustration2008
Frida: Viva La Vida! Long Live Life! by Carmen T. Bernier-GrandNarrative2008
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra DeedyNarrative2008
Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa MontesNarrative2008
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia : The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz by Monica BrownIllustration2006
Arrorro Mi Nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games by Lulu DelacreIllustration2006
Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Pat MoraNarrative2006
Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz RyanNarrative2006
César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can! by Carmen T. Bernier-GrandNarrative & Illustration2006
The Pot That Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-GoebelIllustration2004
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen KrullIllustration2004
First Day In Grapes by L. King PerezIllustration2004
Cuba 15 by Nancy OsaNarrative2004
My Diary From Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla by Amada Irma PerezNarrative2004
Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale by Marisa MontesIllustration2002
Iguanas in the Snow by Francisco X. AlarconNarrative2002
Breaking Through by Francisco JimenezNarrative2002
Barrio: José's Neighborhood by George AnconaIllustration2000
Mama and Papa Have a Store by Amelia Lau CarlingIllustration2000
The Secret Stars by Joseph SlateIllustration2000
From the Bellybutton of the Moon: And Other Summer Poems / Del Ombligo de la Luna: Y Otros Poemas de Verano (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series) by Francisco X. AlarconNarrative2000
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly : A Carcajadas Yo Vuelo by Juan Felipe HerreraNarrative2000
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English by Alma Flor AdaIllustration1998
In My Family by Carmen Lomas GarzaIllustration1998
The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico by Nina JaffeIllustration1998
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems = Jitomates Risueños y Otros Poemas de Primavera: Poems by Francisco X. AlarconNarrative1998
Spirits of the High Mesa by Floyd MartinezNarrative1998
Pablo Remembers by George AnconaIllustration1996
Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas GarzaIllustration1996
Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary SotoNarrative1996
Bossy Gallito / El gallo de bodas: (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition) by Lucia M. GonzalezNarrative & Illustration1996


This award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.

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Finalists for the Pura Belpré Award (English, Member-written)

The Pura Belpré Award is a recognition presented to a Latino or Latina author and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth. It was established in 1996. It was given every other year since 1996 until 2009 when it was changed to be given annually.

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URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pura_Belpre_Award


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