The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel,
San Francisco, CA
Join ALSC and REFORMA in a splendid Celebración to honor the 2015 Pura Belpré medal winners and honorees as they receive their awards and deliver their acceptance speeches Sunday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m.
Come celebrate! You don't want to miss this year's amazing winners:
Winner for Illustration
“Viva Frida,” illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales, and published by Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book.
Honor Books for Illustration
“Little Roja Riding Hood,” illustrated by Susan Guevara, written by Susan Middleton Elya, and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
“Green Is a Chile Pepper,” illustrated by John Parra, written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, and published by Chronicle Books LLC.
“Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation,” illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh, and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.
Author Award Winner
"I Lived on Butterfly Hill" written by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.
Author Honor Book
"Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes," written by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Raúl Colón and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.