Pura Belpre Award

puraThe Pura Belpre 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.  The award is named after Pura Belpre, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.

To see the OmniLibros books that have won this award, click on the name of the award under Search by Award in the sidebar.

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