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Award-Winning Children's Books
California Young Reader Award
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Pura Belpré Award

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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.    

2010s | 2000s | 1990s

Find more children's book awards winners here.

2010s

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Year of Award: 2014

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Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Year of Award: 2014

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Year of Award: 2013

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Martín de Porres: the Rose in the Desert by Gary D. Schmidt; David Diaz, Illus.

Year of Award: 2013

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Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Year of Award: 2012

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Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh

Year of Award: 2012

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The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Year of Award: 2011

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Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez

Year of Award: 2011

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Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

Year of Award: 2010

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Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros by Pat Mora; Rafael López, Illus.

Year of Award: 2010

 

 

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2000s

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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle

Year of Award: 2009

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Just In Case by Yuyi Morales

Year of Award: 2009

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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle

Year of Award: 2008

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Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes; Yuyi Morales, Illus.

Year of Award: 2008

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The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales

Year of Award: 2006

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Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Pat Mora; Raul Colón, Illus.

Year of Award: 2006

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Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

Year of Award: 2004

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Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales

Year of Award: 2004

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Year of Award: 2002

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Chato and the Party Animals by Gary Soto; Susan Guevara, Illus.

Year of Award: 2002

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Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba by Alma Flor Ada

Year of Award: 2000

 

Magic Windows by Carmen Lomas Garza

Year of Award: 2000

 

 

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1990s

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Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

Year of Award: 1998

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Snapshots from the Wedding by Gary Soto; Stephanie Garcia, Illus.

Year of Award: 1998

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An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Year of Award: 1996

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Chato's Kitchen  by Gary Soto; Susan Guevara, Illus.

Year of Award: 1996

 

 

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