Wednesday, May 11, 2022

2022 Américas Book Award Winners


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 boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).



2022 Américas Award Winners


Child of the Flower-Song People written by Gloria Amescua and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams ComicArts, 2021. ISBN: 9781419740206.


My Two Border Towns written by David Bowles and illustrated by Erika Meza. Kokila, 2021. ISBN 9780593111048.


2022 Américas Award Honorable Mention Titles


Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna written by Alda P. Dobbs. Sourcebooks Young Readers, 2021. ISBN: 9781728234656.


Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile written by María José Ferrada and illustrated by María Elena Valdez. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2021. ISBN 978-0802855671.


The Last Cuentista written by Donna Barba Higuera. Levine Querido, 2021. ISBN 9781646140893. 



2022 Américas Award Commended Titles


ABC El Salvador written by Holly Ayala and illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez. Luna’s Press Books, 2021. ISBN 978-0964120358.


Aquí era el paraiso/Here Was Paradise written by Humberto Ak'abal and illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling. Groundwood Books Ltd, 2021. ISBN: 9781773064956.


Coquí in the City written and illustrated by Nomar Perez. Dial Books, 2021. ISBN 9780593109038. 


Isabel and Her Colores Go to School written by Alexandra Alessandri and illustrated by Courtney Dawson. Sleeping Bear Press, 2021. ISBN: 9781534110632.


Lotería written by Karla Arenas Valenti and illustrated by Dana SanMar. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2021. ISBN: 9780593176962.


¡¡Manu!! Written and illustrated by Kelly Fernández. Graphix, 2021. ISBN: 9781338264197.


Neverforgotten written by Alejandra Algorta and illustrated by Iván Rickenmann, with English translations by Aida Salazar. Levine Querido, 2021. ISBN 9781646140947.


On the Hook written by Francisco X. Stork. Scholastic Press, 2021. ISBN 9781338692150.


The Life of – La Vida de Dolores written by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein and illustrated by Citlali Reyes. Lil’ Libros Press, 2021. ISBN 9781947971585.


The Mirror Season written by Anna-Marie McLemore. Feiwel & Friends, 2021. ISBN: 9781250624123. 


To Carnaval! A Celebration in Saint Lucia written by Baptiste Paul and illustrated by Jana Glatt. Barefoot Books, 2021. ISBN 9781646861613.


When We Make It written by Elisabet Velasquez. Dial Books, 2021. ISBN: 9780593324486


Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger written by Margarita Engle. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021. ISBN 9781534464964.


Zonia’s Rain Forest written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Candlewick Press, 2021. ISBN: 9781536208450.


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