Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pura Belpré Medal Award Celebración

Sunday, June 29, 2008

01:30 pm - 03:30 pm

HILTON HOTEL, CaliforniaPavillion C
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA

Pura Belpré Medal Award Celebración, HILTON Hotel, California, Pavillion C

Join ALSC and REFORMA in a splendid Celebración to honor the 2008 Pura Belpré medal winners and honorees as they receive their awards and deliver their acceptance speeches Sunday, June 29th at 1:30 p.m.

There will be a performance by local children, book signing by the winning authors and illustrators, door prizes, light refreshments, y mucho mas!

Speakers: Mario Ascencio, President, REFORMA; Jane B. Marino, President, ALSC; Jean Hatfield, Chair, 2008 Pura Belpre Award Committee.

Celebremos with

Margarita Engle, Medal winner for text- The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano.

Yuyi Morales, Medal winter for illustration- Los Gatos Black on Halloween.

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand - Honor for text- Frida: ¡Viva la vida! Long Live Life!

Carmen Agra Deedy - Honor for text- Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale.

Marisa Montes - Honor for text- Los Gatos Black on Halloween.

Raúl Colón - Honor for illustration- My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: la vida de Gabriel García Márquez.

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