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Children's Literature

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American Library Association Award

Pura Belpré Award

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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. 

2021 Winners and Honor Books

To browse past recipients of all ALSC awards, please see the award page. Check Search It to see if we have a specific title.