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Children's Literature

American Library Association Award

Pura Belpré Award

Woman reading a book to two children

Pura Belpré was the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. Established in 1996, this award is granted annually to a Latino/a writer and illustrator whose work of children's literature best celebrates Latino culture. The award is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. 

2017 Winners and Honor Books

For a complete list of previous winners and honor books (1996-2016), please visit the award page. Check Search It to see if we have a specific title.