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Pura Belpré Awards: Celebrating Latino Authors and Illustrators
Rose Zertuche Trevino
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3562-0
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $43.00
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104 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3562-0
Year Published: 2006
Since 1996, the biennial Pura Belpré Awards have celebrated Latino culture, writers, and illustrators. Librarians seeking great books for children and young people, while serving the growing needs of a young Hispanic population, will find the best among these award-winners. The Pura Belpré Awards are named in honor of the New York Public Library’s 1920s children’s librarian, storyteller, puppeteer, and folklorist, Puerto-Rican born Pura Theresa Belpré. A brief history explains the significance of Pura Belpré, her work, and the partnership that launched this honor for Latino children’s literature.

In this inaugural reference covering the first ten years of the Pura Belpré Awards, editor Rose Zertuche Treviño, in conjunction with ALSC and REFORMA, shares the celebration with all librarians who love great kids’ books and cultural diversity.

Showcasing Hispanic cultural experiences in outstanding works of children’s literature, this authoritative guide:
  • Supports collection development
  • Annotates award-winning works
  • Highlights Latino/a authors and illustrators with biographies of winners
  • Shares the best illustrations in a special color sectionProgram ideas, activities, and book talks enhance the presentation of these award-winning works.
Every librarian who values children’s literature will embrace these new award-winners, set to join the pantheon next to Caldecott and Newbery Award winners!
About the Authors

Rose Zertuche Treviño was active in ALA, ALSC, and Texas Library Association, serving on the Pura Belpré Award Selection Committee, the committees for the Newbery and Texas Bluebonnet Awards, and the Children and Young Adult Services Committee for REFORMA.

The Association for Library Service to Children develops and supports the profession of children’s librarianship by encouraging its practitioners to provide the best library service to our nation’s children.

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