Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2009 Américas Award - Winners

I am so glad that we have many awards that celebrate and honor Latino literature. In the children's area, we have the amazing Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. To learn more about the award visit Américas Award website.


The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. By combining both and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. The award is sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

2009 Américas Award Winners














Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book
by Yuyi Morales. Roaring Brook Press (A Neal Porter Book), 2008. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-1-59643-329-8

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle. Holt, 2008. 169 pgs. ISBN 978-0-8050-8674-4


Américas Award Honorable Mentions

The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belén / El Mejor Regalo del Mundo: La Leyenda de la Vieja Belén by Julia Alvarez. Illustrated by Ruddy Nuñez. Alfaguara/Santillana, 2008. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-1-60396-325-1

Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos. Atheneum, 2008. 440 pgs. 978-1-4169-4804-9

The Storyteller's Candle / La velita de los cuentos by Lucía González. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. Children's Book Press, 2008. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-0-89239-222-3

Animal Poems of the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú by Francisco X. Alarcón. Illustrated by Maya Christina González. Children's Book Press, 2008. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-0-89239-225-4

Arco Iris de Poesía: Poemas de las Américas y España selected by Sergio Andricaín. Illustrated by Olga Cuellar. Lectorum, 2008. 40pgs. ISBN 978-1-930332- 59-1

Baila, Nana, Baila / Dance, Nana, Dance: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish retold by Joe Hayes. Illustrated by Mauricio Trenard Sayago. Cinco Puntos, 2008. 128 pgs. ISBN 978-1-933693-17-0

Cesar Chavez: Crusader for Social Change by Brenda Haugen. Compass Point, 2008. 112 pgs. 978-0-7565-3321-2

The Disappeared by Gloria Whelan. Dial / Penguin, 2008. 136 pgs. 978-0- 8037-3275-9

Divali Rose by Vashanti Rahaman. Illustrated by Jamel Akib. Boyds Mills, 2008. 32 pgs.

Dolores Huerta: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist by Robin S. Doak. Compass Point, 2008. 112 pgs. 978-0-7565-3477-6

Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole. HarperCollins, 2008. 351 pgs. 978-0-06-084311-3

Facts of Life by Gary Soto. Harcourt, 2008. 174 pgs. 978-0-15-206181-4

He Forgot to Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Simon & Schuster, 2008. 321 pgs. 978-1-4169-4963-3

Kitchen Dance by Maurie J. Manning. Clarion. 2008. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-0-618- 99110-5

Pablo (Cuando los Grandes Eran Pequeños) by Georgina Lázaro. Illustrated by Marcela Donoso. Lectorum, 2008. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-1-930332-09-2

Peace Jam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace by Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Gifford Engle. Puffin/Penguin, 2008. 197 pgs. ISBN 978-0-14-241234-3

A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para soñar by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Illustrated by Esau Andrade Valencia. Cinco Puntos, 2008. 36 pgs. ISBN 978-1-933693-01-9

Reaching Out by Francisco Jiménez. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. 194 pgs. 978-0-618-03851-0

The Secret Legacy by Rigoberta Menchú. Illustrated by Domi. Groundwood, 2008. 64 pgs. ISBN 978-0-88899-896-5

The Smell of Old Lady Perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez. Cinco Puntos, 2008. 249 pgs. 978-1-933693-18-7

Voices in First Person: Reflections on Latino Identity by Lori Marie Carlson. Photographs by Manuel Rivera-Ortiz. Illustrated by Flavio Morais. Atheneum, 2008. 84 pgs. ISBN 978-1-4169-0635-3

The Walls of Cartagena by Julia Durango. Illustrated by Tom Pohrt. Simon & Schuster, 2008. 150 pgs. 978-1-4169-4102-6

What Can You Do With a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla. Illustrated by Amy Córdova. Tricycle Press, 2008. 28 pgs. ISBN 978-1-58246-220-2

1 comment:

'Book AwardTragic' said...

I love this book award. I have posted the results on my literary prize list sites in Australia and in New Zealand to spread the word. Lovely books.