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Pura Belpré Award (Author)

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.  Click here for additional information and a complete list of honorees.

By Cisneros, Ernesto
By Hernandez, Carlos Alberto
By Behar, Ruth
By Acevedo, Elizabeth
By Ryan, Pam Muñoz
By Medina, Juana