Pura Belpre Award

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.

¡Vamos! Let's Cross The Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358380405
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Winner


Boogie Boogie, Y’all Cover Image
By C. G. Esperanza, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062976222
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 10th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Honor


Bright Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Honor


De aquí como el coquí Cover Image
By Nomar Perez, Nomar Perez (Illustrator), Farah Perez (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593324073
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Published: Dial Books - March 16th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Honor


May Your Life Be Deliciosa Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Loris Lora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781951836221
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 14th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Honor


The Last Cuentista Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
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Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

2022 Children's Author Winner


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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728234656
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

2022 Children's Author Honor


Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua Cover Image
By Gloria Amescua, Duncan Tonatiuh (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419740206
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 17th, 2021

2022 Children's Author Honor


How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534448667
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

2022 Young Adult Author Winner


Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781542027045
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Published: Skyscape - June 8th, 2021

2022 Young Adult Author Honor


Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316460279
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

2022 Young Adult Author Honor


Where I Belong Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541597976
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Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - September 7th, 2021

2022 Young Adult Author Honor


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¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

2021 Illustrator Winner


Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Elisa Chavarri (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780892394234
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - August 18th, 2020

2021 Illustrator Honor


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Efrén Divided Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062881687
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 31st, 2020

2021 Children's Author Winner


The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313609
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

2021 Children's Author Honor


Lupe Wong Won't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140039
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Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

2021 Children's Author Honor 

with author signed bookplate and bookmark


Furia Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

2021 Young Adult Author Winner


Never Look Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603732
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 15th, 2020

2021 Young Adult Author Honor


We Are Not from Here Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

2021 Young Adult Author Honor