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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Pura Belpré Award Winners


Gracias to ALA (The American Library Association) and ALSC (Association for Library Services for Children) for this post about the 2013 Pura Belpré Awards Winners. 



The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually 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. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate. 

2013 Author Award Winner  

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” brings readers the tale of 15-year-old loner Aristotle Mendoza and his friendship with Dante Quintana. Sáenz exquisitely captures the story of two boys on the edge of manhood. By addressing issues of identity, friendship, family and love, Sáenz pushes beyond geography, sexuality and cultural identity to create a truly universal novel. 
“Sáenz demonstrates superb use of language and character development, while gently exploring important aspects of identity without straying into gender or cultural stereotypes,”said Pura Belpré Award Committee Chair Charmette S. Kuhn-Kendrick. 

2013 Illustrator Award Winner

Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt, and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Capturing both historical fact and legend, “Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert” is the illustrated biography of the first African-heritage saint of the Américas. Diaz’s luminous mixed-media illustrations complement and expand the story.  Diaz expertly uses color, perspective and contrast to portray Martín’s gentle spirit and miraculous abilities.
“The committee was impressed with Diaz’s ability to capture and expand Schmidt’s text, while including references to traditional South American artisan crafts, word carvings and textiles,” said Kuhn-Kendrick. 

2013 Author Honor Book

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano,  by Sonia Manzano, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
In her debut novel, Manzano beautifully recreates a world of turmoil in 1969 Spanish Harlem. Fourteen-year-old Evelyn Serrano is caught in a whirlwind of events led by the revolutionary Young Lords. Navigating the tensions between her activist abuela and conservative mother, Evelyn learns to value her own culture and history.  
Better known as “Maria” on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano has won multiple awards for television writing. Raised in the South Bronx, Sonia’s life-long commitment to children continues with this distinguished novel for adolescents. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2012 Américas Book Award Winners


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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).

The award winners and commended titles are selected for their 1) distinctive literary quality; 2) cultural contextualization; 3) exceptional integration of text, illustration and design; and 4) potential for classroom use. The winning book will be honored at a ceremony on October 23, 2010. at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 


2012 Américas Award Winners



Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle. Henry Holt and Company. 160 pages. ISBN 978-0805092400.


Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown; Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. Henry Holt and Company. 32 pages. 978-0805091984.


2012 Américas Award Honorable Mention


Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Lee and Low Books, Inc. 224 pages. ISBN 978-1-60060-429-4 9 (hc)


The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and María Virginia Farinango. Delacorte Press. 352 pages. ISBN 987-0-385-73897-2 (hc ); 978-0-385-90761-3 (lib. bdg.); 978-0-375-89680-4 (ebook).


2012 Américas Commended Title


Sylva and Aki by Winifred Conkling. Tricycle Press. 151 pages. ISBN 978-1-58246-337-7 (hc); 978-1-58246-397-1 (lib.bdg.).





Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2012 Pura Belpré Award at ALA Annual Celebración


Latino Children’s Authors and Illustrators to Receive Prestigious 2012 Pura Belpré Award at ALA Annual Celebración


Pasadena, CA.  June 19,2012. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a divison of the American Library Association, and REFORMA (the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate, ) will host the annual Celebracion!  To honor the 2012 medal and honor winners of the Pura Belpré Award during the annual conference of the American Library Association. The event will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Center in the Disneyland Hotel. All conference attendees are welcome to attend free of charge.

The Pura Belpré Award was established in 1996 and honors Latino writers and illustrators whose works of art best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in a  book for children. It is named for the first Latina librarian who distinguished herself for her storytelling and outreach work with children and their families while working for the New York Public Library during the first decade of the twentieth century.


This year’s 2012 Pura Belpré Author Award winner is   Guadalupe Garcia McCall for Under the Mesquite, published by Lee and Low Books Inc.  García McCall, from San Antonio, Texas, is an English middle school public school teacher who wrote her first-ever published book in emotionally riveting free verse, radiating the authentic voice of fourteen-year-old Lupita, the oldest of eight children who trying to make sense of her life with a terminally ill mother.


 Margarita Ingle will receive her second Belpré Author Honor Award for Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck. Henry Holt and Company, LLC, Publishers.  She is the recipient of two previous Belpre Author Awards and a Belpre Honor Award.


Xavier Garza is the author of Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller, published by Cinco Puntos Press and will be receiving his first Belpré Honor Author Award. Garza, a native of Rio Grande City, Texas, resides with his family in San Antonio, Texas.


Duncan Tonatiuh will receive his first 2012 Belpré Illustrator Award for his work Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, also written by Tonatiuh and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.  Tonatiuh divides his time between New York City and San Miguel Allende, Mexico.


Rafael Lopez, the illustrator of seven U.S. postal stamps commissioned by the U.S. Postal System will receive a Belpré Honor Award for his illustrations for The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred written by Samantha R. Vamos and published by Charlesbridge, Inc.


Sara Palacios will be receiving her first Belpré Illustrator Honor Award for her illustrations for Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match /Marisol McDonald no combina, written by Monica Brown and published by Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee and Low Books Inc.

Honored authors and illustrators and audience members will be graced by a special children’s performance by the children's dance Ballet Folkloric Renacimiento from Santa Ana, California. Authors and illustrators will be available to sign copies of their award-winning books. For more information about the Pura Belpré Awards, please visit the official Pura Belpré Children’s Literature Award webpage @: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal.

For more information please contact Sandra Balderrama Rios, Office Manager for REFORMA www.reforma.org. or via cell number 480-734-4460, or Oralia Garza de Cortés, Publicity Chair, Pura Belpre Celebración Organizing Committee @ oraliagarzacortes@gmail.com or via cell @: 512-779-6585.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

International Latino Book Awards 2012 winners

¡Felicidades! Congratulations!

To to see the complete list of winners visit https://www.box.com/s/e02344f975f036c2faa5


* CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Best Educational Children’s Book – English
FIRST PLACE The Dreamer, Pam Munóz Ryan & Peter Sis; Scholastic Books; USA
Best Educational Children’s Book – Spanish
FIRST PLACE Letra a Letra, Angels Navarro; Editorial Combel; Spain
Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual
FIRST PLACE The Oldest House in the USA/La casa mas antigua de los Estados Unidos, Kat Aragon; Lectura Books
SECOND PLACE 1,2,3 Si! A Numbers Book in English and Spanish, Madeleine Budnick; Trinity University Press
HONORABLE MENTION The Ghost of Jose Luis Muñoz and The Day of the Dead, Joyce Prince; Laredo Publishing Company; USA

Best Children’s Picture Book – English
FIRST PLACE Witches Handbook, Monica Carretero; Cuento de Luz; Spain
SECOND PLACE The Word Collector, Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz; Spain
HONORABLE MENTION Goodbye, Havana! Hola, New York!, Edie Colon, Raul Colon illustrations; Paula Wiseman Books; Cuba, USA
HONORABLE MENTION The Pet Shop Revolution, Ana Juan; Arthur A. Levine Books; Spain
HONORABLE MENTION Waiting for the Biblioburro, Monica Brown; Random House Children’s Books; USA
HONORABLE MENTION Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC, Quiara Alegria Hudes & Shino Arihara; Arthur A. Levine Books; USA

Best Children’s Picture Book – Spanish
FIRST PLACE Compórtate, Pablo Picasso!, Jonah Winter/Kevin Hawkes; Scholastic Books; USA
SECOND PLACE Que Cosas Dice Mi Abuela, Ana Galán; Scholastic Books; Spain
HONORABLE MENTION Las Mil y una Noches, Lluis Farre and Merce Canals; Editorial Combel; Spain
HONORABLE MENTION Manual de Brujas, Monica Carretero; Cuento de Luz; Spain
HONORABLE MENTION ¿Puede pasarle a cualquiera?, Mar Pavon & Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz; Spain

Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual
FIRST PLACE Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina, Monica Brown; Children’s Book Press; USA
SECOND PLACE Relatividad/Relativity, Michael Smith; East West Discovery Press; USA
SECOND PLACE Rubber Shoes… A lesson in gratitude/Los zapatos de goma… una lección de gratitud, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri; Big Tent Books; USA, El Salvador & Nicaragua
HONORABLE MENTION Cantaba La Rana/The Frog was Singing, Rita Rosa Ruesga/Soledad Sebastian; Scholastic Books; Cuba
HONORABLE MENTION I Kick the Ball/Pateo el balón, Gwendolyn Zepeda; Arte Público Press

Best Young Adult Fiction – English
FIRST PLACE The Last Summer of the Death Warriors, Francisco X. Stork; Arthur A. Levine Books; Mexico
SECOND PLACE Diego’s Dragon, Book One: Spirits of the Sun, Kevin Gerard; Crying Cougar Press; USA
HONORABLE MENTION Dancing Home, Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta; Atheneum Books; Cuba, USA
HONORABLE MENTION You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens, Sarah Cortez; Arte Público Press; USA

Best Young Adult Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual
FIRST PLACE El Soñador, Pam Munóz Ryan & Peter Sis; Scholastic Books; USA
SECOND PLACE The Monster in the Mattress, Diane De Anda; Arte Público Press; USA
HONORABLE MENTION El encuentro: colección alhambra joven, Rita Wirkala; Pearson Educación; Argentina
HONORABLE MENTION El Vendedor de dulces, R. K. Narayan; Editorial Bambú; India

Best Young Adult Nonfiction – English
FIRST PLACE El Caracol: The Story of Alfonso, Labor Camp Child, Yolanda Espinosa Espinoza; Mill City Press, Inc.; USA
SECOND PLACE Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them, Graciela Tiscareno-Sato; Gracefully Global Group LLC; USA

Best Young Adult Nonfiction – Spanish or Bilingual
FIRST PLACE Vademécum Mujeres: Para que la vida no se te vuelva de cuadritos, María Villegas y Jennie Kent; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – English
FIRST PLACE Business of Pain, Araceli Martínez-Rose; RM Advisors Ediciones; México
Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – Spanish or Bilingual
FIRST PLACE El negocio del dolor, Araceli Martínez-Rose; RM Advisors Ediciones; México

Best Young Adult eBook English/Spanish
FIRST PLACE When I Am Singing to You, Rebecca Burke; USA


* FICTION
Best Popular Fiction – English
FIRST PLACE Traces of Bliss, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador
SECOND PLACE Retribution, Carmen Rodriguez; Women’s Press Literary; Chile, now living Canada
HONORABLE MENTION Outside the Bones, Lyn Di Iorio; Arte Público Press; Puerto Rico
HONORABLE MENTION Say Her Name, Francisco Goldman; Grove/Atlantic, Inc.; USA, Guatemalan ancestry
HONORABLE MENTION The Book of Want, Daniel A. Olivas; University of Arizona Press
HONORABLE MENTION The Map of Time: A Novel, Felix J. Palma; Atria Books

Best Novel – Adventure/Drama – English
FIRST PLACE The Lost Angel: A Novel, Javier Sierra; Atria Books
SECOND PLACE Cross Over Water, Richard Yañez; University of Nevada Press; USA
HONORABLE MENTION Barrio Bushido, Benjamin Bac Sierra; El Leon Literary Arts; USA, Guatemalan ancestry
HONORABLE MENTION From This Wicked Patch of Dust, Sergio Troncoso; University of Arizona Press; USA
HONORABLE MENTION Sweet Kyra and the American Dream, Onin Age-Iron; Xlibris; USA
HONORABLE MENTION The Name Partner, Carlos Cisneros; Arte Público Press
HONORABLE MENTION Traces of Bliss, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

Best Novel – Historical – English
FIRST PLACE The Time in Between: A Novel, María Dueñas; Atria Books; Spain
SECOND PLACE A Song in my Heart, Roma Calatayud-Stocks; Beaver’s Pond Press
HONORABLE MENTION Gathering the Indigo Maidens, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador
HONORABLE MENTION Ocotillo Dreams, Melinda Palacio; Bilingual Review Press

Best Poetry Book – English
FIRST PLACE The Trouble Ball, Martin Espada; W.W. Norton & Co; USA, parents from Puerto Rican
SECOND PLACE Conversations with my Skin, Peggy Robles-Alvarado; Createspace; USA, Puerto Rican & Dominican parents
SECOND PLACE Me No Habla with Acento, Emanuel Xavier; Rebel Satori Press & El Museo del Barrio; USA of Ecuadorian & Puerto Rican ancestry
HONORABLE MENTION Empire, Xochiquetzal Candelaria; University of Arizona Press; USA
HONORABLE MENTION Injuring Eternity, Millicent Borges Accardi; Mischievous Muse Press

Best Poetry Book – Spanish or Bilingual
FIRST PLACE Soluna en Bosque: conjuros para invocar el amor, Antonieta Villamil; Caza de Libros; Colombia
SECOND PLACE My Ducky Buddy/Mi Amigo El Pato, Michael Smith; East West Discovery Press; USA



THE MARIPOSA AWARDS

Mariposa Award: Best First Book – English
FIRST PLACE Ocotillo Dreams, Melinda Palacio; Bilingual Review Press; USA
SECOND PLACE A Song in my Heart, Roma Calatayud-Stocks; Beaver’s Pond Press
HONORABLE MENTION Gathering the Indigo Maidens, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador
HONORABLE MENTION The Bolero of Andi Rowe: Stories, Toni Margarita Plummer; Curbstone Books/Northwestern Univ. Press
HONORABLE MENTION Under the Mesquite, Guadalupe Garcia McCall; Lee & Low Books, Inc.; México
HONORABLE MENTION Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, Luis Carlos Montalván; Hyperion Books; USA of Cuban & Puerto Rican ancestry
HONORABLE MENTION Vida, Patricia Engel; Grove/Atlantic, Inc.; USA, Colombian ancestry

Mariposa Award: Best First Book – Spanish or Bilingual
FIRST PLACE El Tiempo Entre Costuras: Una Novela, María Dueñas; Atria Books; Spain
SECOND PLACE El Mejor Regalo para Mamá/The Best Gift for Mom, Alma Renteria; Education and Leadership Press; México
HONORABLE MENTION Convocando a las Doncellas Del Indigo, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador
HONORABLE MENTION Rubber Shoes… A lesson in gratitude/Los zapatos de goma… una lección de gratitud, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri; Big Tent Books; USA, El Salvador & Nicaragua
 

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

2012 Pura Belpré Award Winners

Gracias to ALA (The American Library Association) and ALSC (Association for Library Services for Children) for this post about the 2012 Pura Belpré Awards Winners. 
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal


The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually 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. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.


2012 Author Award Winner


 
Under the Mesquite, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall, published by Lee and Low Books Inc.


In “Under the Mesquite,” Garcia McCall, writing in emotionally riveting free verse, gracefully manages to convey the experience of growing up in a bicultural community in Texas with geographical accuracy and a radiating authentic voice for its main protagonist fourteen-year-old Lupita, the oldest of eight children who is dealing with her mother’s terminal illness.


“Garcia McCall deftly communicates not only the experience of a youth losing her mother to cancer but that of a child surrounded by siblings embracing and discarding their Mexican roots in various degrees,” said Naidoo.


2012 Illustrator Award Winner



Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours highlights the accomplishments of Mexican painter, activist, and muralist Diego Rivera. Tonatiuh’s stylized illustrations include elements of Mayan artwork and represent his interpretation of Diego’s original artwork, answering the question: what would Diego paint today? Through eye-catching digital collage, Tonatiuh juxtaposes contemporary Mexican life with the past.


“Tonatiuh’s visually appealing, layered artwork rendered in a mural style pays homage to Diego’s paintings while balancing traditional images with modern twists,” said Pura Belpré Award Committee Chair Jamie Campbell Naidoo.

2012 Author Honor Books



Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle, published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Engle’s beautifully written poetic narrative cuts to the heart of an untold story in Latin American history and describes the enslavement of the native peoples of the Caribbean by the Spanish along with the mixing of Spanish and native blood that now forms the vast majority of Latin America. Told from several points of view, the story captures the rhythm and sounds from a time long ago and encourages readers to explore Latino culture on their own.



Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller written by Xavier Garza, published by Cinco Puntos Press.

Xavier Garza successfully captures the excitement that Max, an eleven-year-old Mexican-American boy, displays when he discovers that his favorite Lucha Libre wrestler is coming to town and might have a strange connection with his own family! This action packed bilingual mystery novel uses playful language that reinforces elements of Mexican-American culture and overflows with almost unbridled excitement for Lucha wrestling.
 

2012 Illustrator Honor Books

 
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred illustrated by Rafael López, written by Samantha R. Vamos, and published by Charlesbridge.


Nothing is better than a delicious bowl of arroz con leche unless, of course, a host of farm animals have a hand in the preparation! Lopez’s blazing illustrations for the rhythmic, rollicking cumulative tale, “The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred” radiate a cheerful exuberance and are peppered with Latino cultural details that extend Vamos’ perky narrative.




Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica, and published by Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee and Low Books Inc.

Bright and vivacious Marisol, a young Peruvian-Scottish-American girl, loves peanut butter and jelly burritos and speaks both English and Spanish. Unfortunately, her teacher and classmates do not appreciate Marisol’s mashing of cultures. Using mixed media techniques, Palacios’ illustrations exude child appeal and biculturalism, allowing astute visual readers to identify the blending of cultures.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

International Latino Book Awards 2011 winners


¡Felicidades! Congratulations!

To to see the complete list of winners visit  http://www.lbff.us/international-latino-book-awards.html


A. CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS


Best Educational Children’s Book – Spanish
First Place, Quiero Ser Chef, Mary R. Dunn, The Rosen Publishing Group
Second Place, Quiero Hacer Peliculas, Mary R. Dunn, The Rosen Publishing Group
Honorable Mention, Quiero Ser Piloto de Carreras, Katie Franks, The Rosen Publishing Group
Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual 
First Place, Nos Vamos a La Gran Barrera de Australia, Georgette Baker, Cantemos
Second Place, Jaguars and Other Latin American Wild Cats, Zella Williams, The Rosen Publishing Group
Second Place, Coqui Frogs and Other Latin American Frogs, Zella Williams, The Rosen Publishing Group
Honorable Mention, Quetzals and Other Latin American Birds, Zella Williams, The Rosen Publishing Group
Best Children’s Picture Book – English 
First Place, Me, Frida, Amy Novesky, Abrams Books For Young Readers
Second Place, The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez, René Colato Laínez, Tricycle Press
Second Place, My Shoes and I, René Colato Laínez, Boyds Mills Press
Honorable Mention, La Noche Buena, Antonio Sacre, Abrams Books For Young Readers
Best Children’s Picture Book – Spanish 
First Place, 
Manual de Piratas, Monica Carretero, Cuento de Luz
Second Place, 
La Gallina Cocorina, Mar Pavon, Cuento de Luz
Honorable Mention, Kiki Koki, La Leyenda Encantada del Coquí, Ed Rodriguez, Idearworks
Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual 
First Place, From North to South/Del Norte al Sur, René Colato Laínez, Children’s Book Press
First Place, 
Grandma’s Chocolate/El Chocolate de Abuelita, Mara Price, Arte Publico Press
Honorable Mention, Let Me Help!/¡Quiero Ayudar!, Alma Flor Ada, Children’s Book Press
Best Young Adult Fiction – English 
First Place, When the Stars Go Blue, Barbara Caridad Ferrer, Thomas Dunne Books
Second Place, The Red Umbrella, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Alfred A. Knopf Publishing
Honorable Mention, Masters of the Sea: The Adventures of Jules Verne’s Mathias Sandorf, George J. Rios, iUniverse
Honorable Mention, Father Knows Best, Lynda Sandoval, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.
Best Young Adult Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Tigre, Tigre, Lynne Reid Banks, Editorial Bambu
Second Place, El Último Muerto, Fernando Lalana, Editorial Bambu
Honorable Mention, Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories/Kid Ciclon se enfrenta a El Diablo y otors cuentos, Xavier Garza, Arte Publico Press
Best Young Adult Nonfiction – English
First Place, East Side Dreams, Art Rodriguez, Dream House Press
Best Young Adult Nonfiction – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, El Secreto para adolescentes, Paul Harrington, Atria Books
Second Place, A Bailar, Maria Villegas/Jennie Kent, Villegas Editores
Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Mexico/México, José María Obregón, The Rosen Publishing Group
Second Place, Argentina, José María Obregón, The Rosen Publishing Group
Honorable Mention, A Bailar, Maria Villegas/Jennie Kent, Villegas Editores

C. FICTION

Best Popular Fiction – English 
First Place, Vida, Patricia Engel, Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Second Place, Breathing in Dust, Tim Z. Hernandez, Texas Tech University Press
Second Place, The Moses Expedition, Juan Gomez-Jurado, Atria Books
Honorable Mention, King of the Chicanos, Manuel Ramos, Wings Press
Honorable Mention, The Name Partner, Carlos Cisneros, Arte Publico Press
Honorable Mention, Café Dulcet, Chiquis Barrøn, Chiquis Barron
Honorable Mention, Try to Remember, Iris Gomez, Grand Central Publishing
Honorable Mention, Three Kings, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, St. Martin’s Press
Best Popular Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Egon, Edgard Westendorp, Villegas Editores
Second Place, El Orden Natural de los Cosas, Fernando Olszanski, LinkGua USA
Honorable Mention, Técnicamente humanos y otras historias extraviadas, Cecilia Eudare, Letra Roja
Best Novel – Adventure/Drama – English 
First Place, This Time Tomorrow, Michael Jaine-Becerra, Thomas Dunne Books
Second Place, The Moses Expedition, Juan Gomez-Jurado, Atria Books
Honorable Mention, King of the Chicanos, Manuel Ramos, Wings Press
Best Novel – Adventure/Drama – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Egon, Edgard Westendorp, Villegas Editores
Second Place, Virginia Casta, Patricia Castañeda, Villegas Editores
Honorable Mention, 
Plumbago Torres y el Sueño Americano, Ani Palacios Mc Bride, Contacto Latino Libros
Honorable Mention, Entre Encajes y Cadenas, Victor Paz Otero, Villegas Editores
Best Novel – Historical – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Entre Encajes y Cadenas, Victor Paz Otero, Villegas Editores
Best Novel – Mystery – English 
First Place, The Black Minutes, Martín Solares, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Second Place, The Superman Project, A.E. Roman, Minotaur
Best Novel – Romance – English 
Honorable Mention, Getting Rid of Stupid: Culprit of Their Depression, Lisa Lynn Ramos, iUniverse
Best Novel – Romance – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Virginia Casta, Patricia Castañeda, Villegas Editores
Best Graphic Novel – English 
First Place, Pepito, Harold Jessurun López, Third Eye Publications
Best Graphic Novel – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Los Chistes de Pepito, Harold Jessurun López, Third Eye Publications
Best Poetry Book – English 
First Place, Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing, Edited by Rigoberto González, University of Arizona Press
Second Place, Flamenco Hips and Red Mud Feet, Dixie Salazar, University of Arizona Press Second Place, Glow of Our Sweat, Francisco Aragón, Scapegoat Press
Honorable Mention, Torch Song Tango Choir, Julie Sophia Paegle, University of Arizona Press Honorable Mention, Each and Her, Valerie Martinez, University of Arizona Press
Honorable Mention, Furia, Ire’ne Lara Silva, Mouthfeel Press
Honorable Mention, Flexible Bones, Maria Melendez, University of Arizona Press
Best Poetry Book – Spanish or Bilingual 
First Place, Grandes Poemas de Amor, Ana Galán, Club Mosaico
Second Place, Acandilados del Sueño, Antonieta Villamilc, Caza de Poesia
Honorable Mention, Mañanayer, Miguel Falquez-Certain, Book Press NY



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Join Top Latino Authors for a Celebration 

of Children's Latino Literature



The Kansas City Public Library hosts the Latino Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2011, and Sunday June 5, 2011 at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
The Saturday event begins at 2:30 p.m. with the key note speech titled, From Immigrant Child to Published Author: Dreams Come True by bilingual children’s author René Colato Laínez. A 2 p.m. reception will precede his presentation.
In 1985, Colato Laínez arrived from El Salvador in the United Stated with a backpack full of dreams. Come and discover his successful journey from the immigrant child lost in a strange new world, to the teacher full of stories, and the published author. René will share the books he wrote in the classroom, his process for publication, and his bilingual books. Learn his three rules of success: never give up, study hard, and believe in yourself.
The Book Festival continues on Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m. with a panel discussion titled How to Select and Effectively Use Bilingual Books featuring: René Colato Laínez; local children’s book authors Rafael Filion and Anthony Oropeza; Plaza Branch children’s librarian April Roy, and, I.H. Ruiz Branch manager Julie Robinson.
During the 1:30 p.m. panel discussion there will be art and writing workshops for children under 12 facilitated by the Latino Writers Collective. At 3 p.m. members of the Latino Writers Collective will entertain with Latin American Folktales.
Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.
Co-sponsored by the Latino Writers Collective.