The Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpru00e9 Award is given annually to a Latino/Latino writer and illustrator, with separate awards for authors and illustrators.
Fiesta Babies, illustrated by Amy Cordova and written by Carmen Tafolla. Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin, illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom, by Margarita Engle. My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcu00eda Mu00e1rquez, illustrated by Rau00fal Colu00fn.
Who won the Pura Belpré Award in 2021?
Furia, written by Yamile Saied Mu00e9ndez and published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, is the winner of the 2021 Young Adult Author Award. Furia tells the story of Camila “La Furia” Hassan, a young Argentine girl and a phenomenal football player.
What are three Pura Belpré Award winning books and their authors from the last five years?
Winners of the 2019-2020 Belpru00e9 Author Awards
- Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina.
- Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle.
- I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosn.
- Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Su00e1enz.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Ali
What is the Pura Belpre Honor Book Award?
The Pura Belpru00e9 Award, which was established in 1996, is given to a Latino/Latina writer or illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of children’s and youth literature. It was a biennial award from 1996 to 2008.
What type of books genre are given the Pura Belpré Award?
Pura Belpre Medal for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Is Pura Belpre still alive?
Pura Belpru00e9 (circa 1899-1982) was a gifted author and storyteller who wrote and re-imagined Puerto Rican folk tales, and she was the first Puerto Rican librarian in the New York Public Library system, pioneering the library’s work with the Puerto Rican community.
What are the requirements to receive the Pura Belpre award?
Pura Belpru00e9 Medal recipients must be residents or citizens of the United States or Puerto Rico, and fiction and nonfiction books for children published in Spanish, English, or bilingual format are eligible. Honor books may be named, but the awards will not be presented in that year if suitable candidates cannot be found.
What is the Willa Cather Award?
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist, written and illustrated by Margarita Engle; The Living, written and illustrated by Matt de la Pea; Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh.
How old is Pura Belpre?
Belpru00e9 was the first Puerto Rican to be hired by the New York Public Library (NYPL) in 1925, when she began formal studies at the NYPL’s Library School.
When was Pura Belpre born?
Each year, between one and five honor books are named; to be eligible for a Caldecott, a book must be written in English, first published in the United States, and illustrated by an American illustrator.